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“Something to Talk About”—Seminole Pumpkins!

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October 25, 2022

Have you heard that Seminole pumpkins can be grown easily in Polk County? They are not only easy to grow but also make nutritious and flavorful dishes—and to top that off, they’re just plain fun! Seminole pumpkins are a cultivated ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Halloween, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, Pumpkins, Vegetable Gardening

Not So Scary Biological Control Agents


October 28, 2021

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Air Potato, Alligatorweed, Aquatic Plants, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, CAIP, Halloween, Hydrilla, Melaleuca, Turing Science Into Solutions, Ufifascaip, Water Hyacinth

UF/IFAS CALS Alumnus Featured on Food Network Show, “Halloween Wars”


October 23, 2020

For UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) alumnus Chad Gainey, Halloween is not only just his favorite holiday, it’s a chance to showcase his spooktacular pumpkin carvings on the hit ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural Education, Alumni, Art, Business, CALS Alumni, Halloween, Pumpkins

Five of Florida’s Spookiest Invasive Plants


October 30, 2019

By Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Happy Halloween from UF/IFAS CAIP! To celebrate the scariest day of the year, we have gathered up five of the spookiest invasive plants haunting around the state of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Halloween, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF-IFAS, Water

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