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Video: Collecting a Quality Plant Sample


April 28, 2022

Having a quality turf or plant sample is important to help us at UF IFAS Extension diagnosis a problem or identify a plant. Learn how to collect a sample of both turf and plant material if you will be bringing a sample to your local UF IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Diagnosis, Disease, Insects, Pests, Plant Identification; Extension, Problem Solving, UF IFAS Extension

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: April 2022


March 31, 2022

This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. The check-list can be used to identify ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, PolliNATION, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

Call for Submissions: 2022 UF IFAS 4-H Honey Bee Essay Competition


March 16, 2022

Attention, UF IFAS 4-H'ers! The UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (UF HBREL) is currently accepting submissions in response to the 2022 American Beekeeping Federation Foundation 4-H competition call for entries. Since national ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Crops, Curriculum, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, 4-H, 4H, Beekeeping, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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The Bees are Coming.


January 28, 2022

Bringing the bees Mid to late February in Highlands County is the beginning of the orange blossom bloom. It's January when beekeepers from all over Florida and many other states look for spots to leave their honey bees, as close to the orange ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Bees, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, Pollinator Plants, UF IFAS Extension
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Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!


July 2, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Irrigation, Landscape Hurricane Prep, Plant Disease, Polkgardening, Rain Barrels, Rainy Season, Water Efficiently, Weeds
Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Planting for Pollinators


June 29, 2021

Greener is not always better Yards with only green grass and green hedges in them can seem a boring place. Especially when they don't have anything blooming. There actually is a lot more to it than how it looks to you or visitors.  Your yard ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Birds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardeners, Pollinator Plants, Pollinators
beneficial insects

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards


June 4, 2021

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which benefit our yards in numerous ways; just ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Beneficial Insects, Biodiversity, Diversity, Florida, Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insect Diversity, Insects, IPM Florida, Native Plants

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! 2021


March 5, 2021

by Julie McConnell | Jan 14, 2021 We are back with new topics and guest speakers for 2021! All sessions are Thursdays at noon CDT or 1:00 p.m. EDT. There are two ways to join the Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! webinars: 1. Facebook ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Disease, Educational Workshop, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Foliage, General Gardening, Herbs, Houseplants, Insects, Invasive Species, Lawns, Pruning, Trees, Turf, Weeds

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