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Cold Protection for Palms, Fruit Trees, Flowers and Vegetables


January 28, 2022

Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold. What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Cold, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Frost, Frost Cloth, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Orlando, Protection, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Protect your ornamental plants from cold damage


January 27, 2022

Very cold weather is expected to hit south Florida beginning this weekend. Freezing temperatures and wind chills in the 20s are possible for a large portion of southern Florida. What Could Happen to your Plants if Temperatures Drop Below ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2022, Agriculture, Chill, Cold, Florida, Freeze, Horticulture, Nursery, Ornamental, Weather, Winter

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection


November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter

My Florida Farm Weather: On-site decision making support


March 30, 2018

Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection. Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cold, Cold Protection, Freeze, Irrigation, Water, Weather

Citrus Freeze Damage: Symptoms and Recovery


January 26, 2018

Citrus trees are evergreen, never become fully dormant and cannot withstand temperatures as low as those tolerated by deciduous trees. However, citrus trees can become preconditioned or acclimated to cool air temperatures that occur in late ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: Citrus, Cold, Cold Protection, Freeze, Freeze Damge, Recovery, Symptoms

Cold Protection of Florida Citrus: Microsprinkler Irrigation


January 25, 2018

Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts. More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability, and price. Thus, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Citrus, Cold, Cold Protection, Freeze, Grove, Protection
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Are Your Plants Protected from the Cold ?


January 3, 2018

Does my ficus need a jacket? Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more sensitive plants. Identifying the plants in your yard that are sensitive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Agriculture, Cold, Highlands County, Master Gardeners, Protection, Weather, Winter Lawn

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