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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Fire Preparedness Matters

There are more and more reports in the news about home fires, prescribed burns, unplanned wildfires and other fire hazards around the country and world. Fire preparedness matters in the kitchen, home and in your community. I have… Read More

Monitor for Large/Brown Patch in Turf

Diseases are problematic when all three conditions are satisfied: Disease present Susceptible plant Favorable environment Large Patch, also known as Brown Patch, is a disease of warm season turfgrasses that rears its ugly head during the most beautiful… Read More

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/16/21.

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because we… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Reclaimed Water

This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water! Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Stormwater Ponds

The ponds that you see outside your residence are probably not put there by nature, nor are they even close to being naturally occurring. These might be stormwater ponds. Urbanization is one of the boldest impacts on the… Read More

Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management

Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts extensive pressure on the… Read More

Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout Florida. The goal of the series… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program marks 20 years in weeklong celebration

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), an adult education program that explores… Read More