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If you are still using “123456” as your password…


June 24, 2022

Now might be the time to change it! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida is in the top 5 states where ID theft complaints were made. Identity theft is a severe problem, especially for young people just starting to establish ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #youthdevelopment, Crdifasmiami, Lifeskills, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida

Provide for Wildlife- The Malachite Butterfly


June 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Butterflies, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Insects, Landscapes, Lepidoptera, Malachite, Nature Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Apply for the Sumter County Master Gardener Volunteer Class!


June 23, 2022

      Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida? Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you? Does acquiring new skills or expertise learned in workshops or classes ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Apply Master Gardener, Apply Master Gardener Volunteer, Florida Master Gardener, Florida Master Gardener Training, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Application, Master Gardener Classes, Master Gardener Information, Master Gardener Training, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteer Application, Sumter County Master Gardener, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Training

What’s on My Mango Tree?


June 23, 2022

The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County. Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Integrated Pest Management, Jessica Ryals, Mango, Pests, Scale, Tropical Fruit

Five Reasons to Start Exercising Today


June 22, 2022

There are many benefits to staying active and getting regular exercise.  One of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing is to prioritize getting some type of exercise every day. Need a reason to exercise? Being active ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 5 Reasons To Exercise, Benefits To Staying Active, Broward County, Check With Your Health Care Team, Community, Control Body Weight, Control Stress, Cool Down, Exercise, Expend Energy, Extension, Get Enough Sleep, Get Regular Exercise, How Much Sleep Do I Need, Hydrate, Living Longer, Make Exercise A Priority, Prevent Dehydration, Quality Of Life, Reduce Risks, Sleep Better, Stretch, Strong Bones And Muscles, Warm Up

Mango Morning with Dr. Jonathan Crane


June 22, 2022

It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow these tropical fruit trees in South Florida. This year, our featured speaker for Mango Morning with UF/IFAS Extension was Dr. Jonathan Crane, Tropical Research & ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Jessica Ryals, Jonathan Crane, Mango, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF IFAS Extension
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Find Your Frugal: Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers


June 21, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family Nutrition Program, Find Your Frugal, Grocery Shopping, Inflation, Saving Money, Sharon Austin

Some call it black gold


June 21, 2022

Black gold you create I'm not speaking of the black gold that came bubbling up when Jed Clampett found oil while shooting at food. To make this black gold doesn't take millions of years under the pressure of the earth. You can make this in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetables

Tips and Techniques for Watering Your Florida Lawn


June 20, 2022

When it comes to watering our lawns, many homeowners just set out the sprinkler system, turn it on and let it run for a while, assuming our lawns are getting enough water. The reality is many may be underwatering or overwatering their grass. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Watering, Residential Irrigation, Water, Yard

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