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How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who’s in charge? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is “Fertilize Appropriately”.  As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it’s difficult to know what that means during fertilizer “black-out” periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we are forbidden to use… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension agents working together to better serve citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER  LAKE ALFRED, FL — Florida’s citrus growers have long benefited from productive relationships with UF/IFAS Extension commercial citrus agents who work in central and Southwest Florida. And it’s about to get better. UF/IFAS Extension commercial… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener May 2020

In May’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener we share resources for the countless Floridians who began victory gardens during quarantine. This issue includes information about building raised beds at home, planting and harvesting greens, online continuing education opportunities,… Read More

Get your trees ready for storm season!

Now is the time to prepare. Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets.  They provide beauty to our neighborhoods enhancing  property values, shade to cool our homes reducing our energy bills and plentiful oxygen for us… Read More

UF researchers publish article identifying important habitat characteristics for the rare, imperiled Gulf Coast Solitary Bee and its floral host Coastalplain Honeycombhead.

Habitat suitability of an at-risk, monolectic, ground-nesting bee Hesperapis oraria and its floral host Balduina angustifolia at two spatial scales along the Northern Gulf of Mexico by Davis, Miller and Thetford “The Gulf Coast Solitary Bee is acutely… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener April 2020

In April’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener we share Wendy Wilber’s timely message to our volunteers and community. This issue also includes information about foodscaping, online continuing education opportunities, and our Plant of the Month, agapanthus. We’re excited… Read More

UF Researchers identify structural diversity hot spots in the southern United States

A new study from the University of Florida identifies structural diversity hot spots of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the southern US.   Structural diversity of the longleaf pine ecosystem “The Longleaf pine ecosystem is the most diverse ecosystem of North America. Although much is known about species diversity… Read More