Tag: 2019

DEMONSTRATION GARDEN RENOVATION Terra Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL.

Situation: The St. Johns County Master Gardener program maintains the 54 acres of gardens and landscape that surround the extension office as a demonstration tool. Prior to my arrival, the Master Gardener program was dysfunctional and in need… Read More

CALCULATING FERTILIZER EASILY: A USEFUL TOOL T. McIntyre UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL 32773

Situation/Problem Statement and Objectives:  Nutrient runoff and leaching can be attributed to a lack of best management practices in the home landscape, including improper fertilization. Homeowners play an integral role in how they or their hired professionals fertilize… Read More

ADAPTIVE GARDENING: IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY AND INJURY PREVENTION Sullivan, J., Agriculture Agent, University of Florida IFAS Extension-Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, Pabon, E., Residential Horticulture Agent, University of Florida IFAS Extension-Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL

Situation: Gardening can be a relaxing hobby that improves our physical and psychological health, with benefits including lowering blood pressure, improving motor skills, and reducing stress and depression. Gardening, however, can become an overwhelming or harmful activity if… Read More

TPIE 2019 Wrap Up

The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association hosted its annual Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) from January 16-18 in Ft. Lauderdale. Each year, the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is just as excited to share our… Read More

Payne Reflects on Achievements from 2018; Looks Forward to 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As 2018 gives way to 2019, the senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida looks back with pride at the progress made by the UF Institute of Food and… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Predict More Food Traceability, Grocery Delivery in 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we head toward 2019, we’ll see more nutrient-loaded, lesser-known foods; an increased ability to trace food sources and more plants on your plate. Those are some the forecasts from faculty at the University of… Read More