FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more.
As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE
Plant Clinic Frequently Asked Questions
The Plant Clinic is a resource for Orange County residents that provides research-based information to help with landscape problems or care. It is a partnership between the UF/IFAS Extension Office and ... READ MORE
Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic
Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control ... READ MORE
We get a lot of questions from folks dealing with plant and pest issues in their landscape about “what to spray”, or “how to fertilize”. Often times we want the quick fix. What if there was more to having a thriving landscape than ... READ MORE
When we are having problems with our lawns or plants, the first thing that comes to mind is often that it is a pest or disease. We often overlook that it could be a problem with the soil. One of the first questions that I ask when folks come ... READ MORE
by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian
Right Here, Right Now
Fall 2021 growing season is here. Have you started your vegetable garden yet? If your answer is, "no", here are a few tips to help you on your way.
Invest in your soil
Your soil ... READ MORE
Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida summer grasses ... READ MORE
Rain Shut-off Devices
Residents with an automatic irrigation system in the state of Florida are required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to plant ... READ MORE
When soil gets saturated with water, the ground can produce nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone, the layer that protects plants and animals on Earth from harmful ultraviolet light.
For context, nitrous oxide is 310 times ... READ MORE
By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick
Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the sunshine state can quickly become a full-time ... READ MORE