By Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer
I thought about leaves a lot last month. There wasn’t time to write up my thoughts then because, well, there were So. Many. Leaves. I don’t have any big trees on my property, but my neighbors ... READ MORE
Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE
Where is IFASBooks this Week?
Lake County Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale
Saturday, April 30
UF/IFAS Extension Lake County
1951 Woodlea Rd., Tavares
Flavors ... READ MORE
Ponds and streams provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. They also provide breeding habitats for swarms of flying pests like midges.
These mosquito-like pests often draw concern and confusion among crowds encountering them about ... READ MORE
Mid-March to May is the peak growing season for blueberries in Florida. Between u-picks, roadside stands, farmers markets and grocery stores, consumers have plenty of choices to find fresh, delicious berries. Thanks to UF/IFAS’ plant breeding ... READ MORE
NEWSFLASH! When UF/IFAS news events happen, resources from the IFAS Extension Bookstore are often featured in the story. Our resources support current UF/IFAS Extension programs and can provide greater context for issues that are in the news. ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program is full of progressive ideas on how to manage landscapes with less water, less pesticides, and more benefits to wildlife. One of these strategies is rethinking our lawns. With the increasing government ... READ MORE
BELLE GLADE, Fla – Throughout history, women have played a key role in humanity's scientific advancements. As mentors, innovators and thought leaders, women in science have inspired and empowered countries, communities, women and young girls ... READ MORE
Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply.
To ... READ MORE
Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Mango
By Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane
Common name: Mango
Botanical name: Mangifera indica
Good varieties: Angie, Orange Sherbet, Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Rosigold, ... READ MORE