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On left, oyster mushrooms growing on a plastic bag; on right rolled and on a scale.

A Shortcut to the Mushrooms


February 13, 2022

Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you! Oyster Mushrooms In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Arthur C. Grupe II, Chih-Ming Hsu, DIY, Gregory Bonito, Hui-Ling Liao, James M. Stephens, Khalid Hameed, Matthew E. Smit, Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, Pecan Truffles, Timothy Brenneman, Van T. Cotter

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting


September 23, 2021

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water Supply, DIY, Don Rainey, Rain Barrel, Rainwater, Rainwater Harvesting, Runoff, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Weed Science Update: Homeowner Herbicide Considerations, Applications and Selections


February 11, 2021

With spring weather approaching, many Florida homeowners now find themselves preparing their landscapes and gardens for spring planting. One effective strategy for weed management is the effective application of chemical controls, or herbicides. Our ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chris Marble, DIY, Edis, Extension, Herbicides, Homeowner, Homeowner Application, Landscape Weeds, Lawn, Marble, Pest Control, Research, Update, Weed Science, Weeds
Drip tubing punctured with holes for microirrigation

Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!


January 20, 2021

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, DIY, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Water, Yard

Getting Cabin Fever? Get outdoors and start a vegetable garden


March 18, 2020

By BJ Jarvis A great way to break up the monotony if you are stuck at home is to grow some delicious and nutrition vegetables. Spring is the perfect time to start some relatively easy vegetables that thrive in our warm/hot days and pleasant ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Citrus County, Compost, Container Gardening, DIY, Extension, Fertilizer, Gardens, Manure, Plants, Soil Amendments, UF-IFAS, Vegetable

UF Student Creates DIY Predator-Rearing System


December 5, 2019

Two years ago, Sarah Birkmire took her first entomology class and since then she has been hooked on the study of insects. An avid gardener herself, Birkmire is interested in pest control and plays scientist in her own garden of potted plants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Bad Bugs, DIY, Extension, Good Bugs, Insects, Natural Enemies, Predators, UF Student

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