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Tag: horticulture

Gardening for Earth Day: The Five R’s in the Garden

The Five R’s of Landscape Maintenance How do you express yourself within your garden or landscape? Typically our landscapes are adorned with beautiful plants that sprinkle the landscape with color. The liveliness and beauty of landscapes are expressed… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Organic Practices in the Backyard Vegetable Garden

When a group of backyard gardeners get together and talk about the organic practices they use in the vegetable gardens, you will often hear information that is confusing, such as I don’t use chemicals in my garden, I… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Fewer Pesticides – Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Pesticides are greatly misunderstood by many and incorrectly used by some. Do we need to use pesticides at all in the vegetable garden? I know many of you just jumped on this question with a resounding “NO!” You… Read More

Exercise Outlet in Local Escambia Extension Gardens

Many local residents are safely utilizing the walking track at the Escambia County Extension office located at 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment. A portion of the track runs directly in front of the Demonstration Gardens, which are developed and… Read More

CREATIVE COLLABORATION BRINGS MULTIPLE IMPACTS TO CLIENTS

Tiare Silvasy, Virgilia Zabala, John Roberts UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812 Situation: Extension programs that utilize a systems approach by combining horticulture and physical well-being can multiply impacts per client. This is… Read More

MANAGING NUTRIENTS IN A WILD & SCENIC RIVER BASIN: PROVOKING BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN RESIDENTIAL FERTILIZER USERS

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and Dr. T. Fullerton University of Florida IFAS extension Seminole county, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: Seminole County (SC) is home to the Wekiva Springs… Read More

TO COMPARE SOIL MOISTURE SENSORS USE VS ROUTING WATERING SCHEDULE ON SOD FARMS

Grantly Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee FL. Objective: To reduce water use by 10% on sod farms. Situation: Sod production increased in Osceola County each year. According to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, about 9808… Read More

FLORIDA MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS’ EXPLORATION OF FOOD SYSTEMS IN SOUTHERN ITALY PRODUCES STATEWIDE IMPACT

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL W. Wilber, UF/IFAS Extension, Center for Land Use Efficiency, Gainesville, FL Situation: An important aspect of supporting Florida’s agricultural industry is creating awareness and appreciation of food systems… Read More