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Tropical Fruit–Lychee

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Lychee by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Lychee Botanical name: Litchi chinensis Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Mauritius, Brewster, Sweetheart, Emperor About the fruit: The lychee is colored bright red… Read More

Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!

If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root… Read More

Back by popular demand: UF/IFAS Extension Broward Urban Sustainable Food Production Short Course

Sustainable urban food production provides benefits that extend beyond addressing food insecurity. The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 continue to be felt across industries and communities. This has awakened a volume of interest from a variety of… Read More

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 2

That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain. This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans.  Read Part 1 here. Impacts on climate change  Oil, gas,… Read More

Study: How a unique family of bacteria hides from the immune system

The Yersinia family of bacteria, which includes the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can cause infections that are difficult for the human immune system to clear and can result in complications such as reactive arthritis. Researchers have discovered… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Herbs are a Cool Season Crop in Central Florida

As you have already learned, the environment is unique in Florida and the seasons for growing vegetables is different from what you may be used to or what you have learned from social media sites that are not… Read More

DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa

Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You’ll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric. What is hypertufa? a mixture of portand cement and aggregates. Fabric is saturated with… Read More

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season

Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando’s coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of “Scallop Sitters.” Their efforts have not gone unnoticed… Read More