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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

What’s in store for 2021? UF/IFAS experts predict food and garden trends

No one could have predicted the kind of year 2020 has been. But in late 2019, when UF/IFAS experts were asked to predict the top food and garden trends for the coming year, they made some startlingly accurate… Read More

Volusia County Florida Master Naturalist Program – Freshwater Wetlands

According to the the Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research, Florida’s population grew by 1.77% between 2018 and 2019, adding 368,021 residents. Over the next five years, Florida’s population growth is expected to persistently slow to… Read More

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress

The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a full… Read More

Coral Ardisia – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Coral Ardisia Ardisia crenata Coral Ardisia is a small, upright shrub that was used extensively in the ornamental landscape industry. The dark glossy leaves and bright red berries are attractive, but… Read More

Perfect Excuse for a Kiss: Under the Mistletoe

The presence of Mistletoe hung as part of holiday decorations provides the perfect excuse for kissing when partners find their way conveniently or deliberately underneath mistletoe’s leaves and white berries.  While it seems that kissing under mistletoe happens… Read More

Brrrr! How to Protect Plants from Frost or Freeze

Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall.  While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the dieback of certain… Read More

27,000 acres gifted to UF for conservation, outdoor classroom and laboratory

Land near Yeehaw Junction one of the largest tracts ever given to a university More than 27,000 rural acres near Yeehaw Junction in Florida’s southern Osceola County has been gifted to the University of Florida to protect one… Read More