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2022 A Very Strange Rainy Season

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September 28, 2022

Or why average rainfall records do not fully relay the ups and downs of rainy season (nor dry season). As I sit writing this blog we are soaked in rain from a brush with Ian. This rainfall event and the past 10 days of rainy weather have ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Climate Change, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Homestead, South Florida, UF IFAS Extension

The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns


August 8, 2022

There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Florida, Hydroponics, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida, Summer Internship, Urban Agriculture, Youth Development

If you are still using “123456” as your password…

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June 24, 2022

Now might be the time to change it! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida is in the top 5 states where ID theft complaints were made. Identity theft is a severe problem, especially for young people just starting to establish ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #youthdevelopment, Crdifasmiami, Lifeskills, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida
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UF/IFAS scientist battles ‘hidden enemies’ in South Florida’s soil

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March 6, 2022

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

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Crops, Nematodes, Ornamental Plant Industry, Research, Root-knot Nematodes, Soil, Soil Microbes, Soil Science, South Florida, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

Thoughts on Change: A Look at Old Miami from the Eyes of One of Its Newest Residents

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February 16, 2022

Change—whether evolutionary or man-made—is a vital process that is woven into the fabric of nature, one that has shaped the world to how we see it today. On a small scale, change has the potential to better one’s life, like a New Year's ... READ MORE

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Tags: Biodiversity, Change, Climate, Conservation, Coral Gables, Evolution, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Historical Florida, History, Miami, Pine Rocklands, Pollinators, South Florida, UF, Uf/ifas Miami-dade County, University Of Miami

Join Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Class 2022


December 19, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County? Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers? Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Ambassadors, Broward, Broward County, Extension, Florida Friendly Landscape, Master Gardener Program, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers
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Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida

Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly


June 30, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Broward, Butterfly, Climate Change, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Native Milkweeds, Native Plants, Natural Areas, Nectar Plants, Provide For Wildlife, Queen Butterfly, South Florida, Urban Area, Urban Environments
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As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

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March 3, 2021

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Rudolg Scheffrahn, South Florida, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

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