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Fire in wooded area

Can A Landscape Be Fire-Wise, While Still Achieving Other Goals?


May 7, 2018

As we reach the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Pasco County Fire Rescue's social media page recently reminded residents of the importance of being fire-wise around our homes and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Drought, Energy Efficiency, Fire-wise, FireWise, Landscape, Landscaping, Water Conservation, Water Wise, Wildfire

UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day


May 7, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What’s better than roses on Mother’s day? Orchids, which are easier to take care of and can last for years, according to University of Florida experts. Wagner Vendrame, a professor of environmental horticulture at ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Horticulture, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: IFAS, Mother's Day, News, Orchids
Absalon Pierre teaching professors in Haiti as part of the Faculty Development Academy.

UF-managed AREA project to host Haiti’s first conference on agricultural teaching


May 1, 2018

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has long suffered from food insecurity, and a conference May 3-4 will explore one way of ending it: Improved teaching about agriculture. The Innovation in Agricultural Education conference will help professors ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Absalon Pierre, Area-project, Faculty Development Academy, Higher Education Program

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators


April 26, 2018

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are brightening the landscapes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Educational, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Insects, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, North Florida, Plants, Trees, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems


April 12, 2018

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely distinct and are not likely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Carpenter Bees, Home Damage, Insect Management, North Florida, Pest Control, Prevention, UF IFAS Extension, Woodpecker

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