UF/IFAS
What's Happening Around Florida

Home » Tag: Orange County

Tag: Orange County

Citrus in the Home Landscape Research Project


November 1, 2022

Citrus in Florida Citrus is one of the most vital industries to Florida Agriculture. Unfortunately, over the past few decades, the citrus industry has battled many pests and pathogens that have taken its toll on production. While many new tools ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus In The Home Landscape, Demonstration Garden, Exploration Gardens, Fruits And Vegetables, HLB, Master Gardener, Ocextension, Orange County, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
Colorful garden vegetables

World Food Day Brings Attention to Food Insecurity


October 5, 2022

Making healthy food choices is a challenge of willpower for many of us, but for others it simply isn’t an option. According to a USDA report, more than 38 million people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity in 2020. Food insecurity is defined ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #foodinsecurity, #OC4H, #peanutbutterchallenge, 4-H, 4-H Events, Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Ocextension, Orange County, Vegetable Gardening, WorldFoodDay, Youth

4-H, Pledge Your Hands to Larger Service with the Peanut Butter Challenge!

Avatar photo
September 26, 2022

It’s the Peanut Butter Challenge Time! Peanut Butter Challenge Time! Peanut Butter Challenge Time! During the month of October, support people in need in your community and Florida’s peanut producers by generously donating to the Peanut ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Community Service, Communityservice, Ocextension, Orange County, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, Youth

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


September 15, 2022

How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

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

Meet Orange County’s New Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent!


August 5, 2022

Introduction Hello everyone! My name is Clarissa Chairez, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Orange County! I started this position in June and wanted to take a moment to introduce ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Master Gardener, New Agent, Orange County, Residential Horticulture, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

4-H Positive Youth Development: A Proven Formula for Youth Success


July 8, 2022

Looking for an opportunity for your children to get involved in activities where they can have fun while learning, making friends, and developing valuable life skills? How about one where all kids from kindergarten through high school are welcome? ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Life Skills, Orange County, Youth

Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30


June 30, 2022

No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friendly, FYN, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscaping, Nitrogen, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Pollution, Turf, Turf Fertilizer, Water

Exploration Gardens – A UF/IFAS Extension Botanical Garden

Avatar photo
June 9, 2022

Do you want to get inspiration to design flower beds or gardens in your yard, are looking for a free excursion for your family, or just wanting to enjoy nature? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension campus in Orange County has a beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Botanical, Demonstration Garden, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Garden Tour, Ocextension, Orange County, Orlando, Self Guided Tour, Tour

Subscribe For More Great Content

IFAS Blogs Categories