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Species On The Move is back! May 15-19, 2023.


May 20, 2022

Species On The Move is back! Species On The Move is an international conference series on climate change covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Species On The Move 2023 will be hosted by the University of Florida in Everglades ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: ClimateChange, Conservation, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EvergladesNationalPark, SpeciesOnTheMove, UF Wildlife, UF-IFAS, WEC, WEC Department, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: May 2022


May 5, 2022

Recommendations for your apiary in May: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Biological Control, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pests, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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Meet our new director!


April 22, 2022

Congratulations to our new Wakulla County Extension Director, Samantha Kennedy!   Director for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension program Although Samantha is taking on a new role as the Director for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Educational, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Florida, General Information, Nutrition, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
image - samples of yellow nutsedge weed infected and non-infected by phytoplasma

UF/IFAS scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout U.S.


April 18, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla –Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #ufentnem, Brian Bahder, Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, Plant Pathology, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center
Chickens in pasture

Pollos de Corral: Bioseguridad


April 1, 2022

Es importante mantener una parvada de pollos de corral saludable. Un pollo enfermo puede infectar a toda la parvada con una enfermedad, creando problemas que pueden, en ciertos casos, resultar en la muerte. Para ayudarnos a minimizar el riesgo ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Chicken Health, En Espanol, Español, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Pollos De Corral, Small Farms, UF-IFAS
Chickens in pasture

Backyard Chickens: Biosecurity


April 1, 2022

It is important to maintain a healthy backyard flock. One unhealthy chicken can infect the entire flock with a disease, creating problems that can, in certain cases, result in death. To help us minimize the risk of diseases and pest infestations, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Backyard Chickens, Biosecurity, Chicken Health, Polk County FL, Polk Small Farms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS
Florida lawn Photo credit: Anne Yasalonis, UF/IFAS Extension

Lawncare 101 for Central Florida Lawns


April 1, 2022

Caring for your lawn can be a lot of work, and a properly maintained lawn is not only beautiful but functional.  It will filter runoff, reduce erosion, and can reduce heat and glare.  A healthy lawn is functional and if you follow the best ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Fertilizing, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Irrigation, Lawncare, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, Watering

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: April 2022


March 31, 2022

This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. The check-list can be used to identify ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, PolliNATION, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
Close up image of three oranges on the branch. In the distance, a lake and an orange grove.

New Episode from Naturally Florida! A Special Interview with Dr. Scott Angle, UF Sr. Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources


March 21, 2022

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. Join Lara and Shannon ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Interview, Lara Milligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, UF-IFAS

Call for Submissions: 2022 UF IFAS 4-H Honey Bee Essay Competition


March 16, 2022

Attention, UF IFAS 4-H'ers! The UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (UF HBREL) is currently accepting submissions in response to the 2022 American Beekeeping Federation Foundation 4-H competition call for entries. Since national ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Crops, Curriculum, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, 4-H, 4H, Beekeeping, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

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