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Florida blueberry growers part of national survey on pollinator use

It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits — including fiber and vitamins C and K — and appreciate how it grows. For example, most blueberry farmers use pollinators, such as… Read More

Celebrate Pollinators: A Sample Plant List!

The following list is a companion blog to the “Celebrate Pollinators” blog. The plants listed are only a few of the hundreds of plants that support our native pollinators. The list provides suggestions for nectar plants, as well… Read More

Winging our Way to Reading Success

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”. -Cicero On June 5th, 2021 a group of Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers came together with community members and library staff to install a pollinator… Read More

Planting for Pollinators

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don’t have anything blooming.  There actually is a lot more to it than that. Your yard… Read More

How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly… Read More

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know… Read More

Letting Them Bee: National Pollinator Week

This week is National Pollinator Week, which makes it a good time to learn about how birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem! What is a pollinator? When some people hear “pollinator,” they immediately think of… Read More

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27

Calling all gardeners (and all who want to be gardeners)! Would you like to learn how to help our natural environment and add beauty to your yard?  Join in this year’s annual international celebration of Pollinator Week!  This… Read More

UF project hopes to ‘certify’ appropriate plants as wildlife-friendly

Increasingly, consumers want plants that support wildlife, such as pollinators. That’s why UF/IFAS researchers are combining hard and social sciences to ensure you get the “certifiably” wildlife-friendly plants you seek. That’s right: Six researchers across multiple academic disciplines… Read More

Crape Myrtle in It’s Natural Form

Crape myrtles are all around good tree selections for the landscape. When left in their more natural form with just a little selective pruning, crape myrtles can provide shade during our hot summer days. Learn the many qualities… Read More