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Researcher Karen McKenzie raised these female in captivity. They do not carry disease.

What’s Buzzing Me, Mosquito Be Gone!


August 22, 2022

From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some transmit disease pathogen ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Bee Hive, Bug Spray, Control De Mosquitoes, Disease, EEEV, En Espanol, Florida, Gardening, Levy County, Manage Pests, Mosquito, Mosquito Bites, No-spray List, Skeeter Bites, UF-IFAS, West Nile Disease

The Silk Floss Tree


August 16, 2022

The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Cool Tree, Ethonobotany, Extension, FFL, Florida, Florida Tree, Flowering, Flowering Tree, Gardening Solutions, Hwooten, Interesting Plant, Landscape, Landscaping, Life Jacket, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Pink Flowers, Pollinator Plant, Rainforest, Right Place, Right Plant Right Place, Right Plnat, Spike, Spikey Trunk, Tree, Trees, Tropical, Tropical Tree, Useful, Useful Plant

Register Your Farm on www.SWFLFresh.com

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August 10, 2022

If you are a SWFL farmer selling your products locally or direct to consumer, consider registering your farm on the SWFL Fresh: Choose Local, Choose Fresh website. Who can create a profile? Farmers selling SWFL grown produce, meat, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Branding, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, Local Food, Marketing, Product Marketing, SWFL, Swflfresh, UF IFAS Extension

The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns


August 8, 2022

There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Florida, Hydroponics, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida, Summer Internship, Urban Agriculture, Youth Development

Vigilando la carga parasítica del ganado caprino y ovino

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August 1, 2022

Los parásitos gastrointestinales son uno de muchos retos que usualmente no tomamos en cuenta en las operaciones ganaderas hasta que es demasiado tarde. Algunos animales tienen la habilidad de resistir una invasión de estos organismos, pero ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Bosques, Cabras, Contortus, Desparasitante, Enfermedades, Español, Extension, Farming, Fecal, Florida, Ganadería, Ganado, Haemonchus, Heces, Huevos, Jonael, Livestock, Microscopio, Nemátodos, Ovejas, Parasitologia, Parásitos, Pests, Prueba, Sangre, UF-IFAS

Monitoring gastrointestinal parasite loads in Florida sheep and goat operations

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July 26, 2022

Gastrointestinal parasites are one of the many unforeseen challenges in livestock production. Some animals have the ability of coping with these burdensome organisms, but some individuals in our herds or flocks will never develop the resistance ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bosques, Extension, Farming, Florida, Goats, Haemonchus, Hardee, Health, IFAS, Jonael, Livestock, Parasites, Sheep

Save a monarch, plant a (native) milkweed!

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July 26, 2022

By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Milkweed, Monarch, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators

A Once In a Lifetime Experience-Clay County 4-Hers Participate in First Ever 4-H in Space Project


July 19, 2022

Three Clay County 4-Hers participated in the first ever 4-H in Space:  Mission Command Team project.  Noah, Celine, and Aidan worked with Higher Orbits’ “Go For Launch” program and 45 other 4-Hers from Florida, Arizona, Illinois, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, , Curriculum, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Clay County, Florida, STEM, Youth, Youth As Scientists

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