In November of 2013 the Hernando County Commission passed the final draft of the Fertilizer Application Ordinance. The ordinance contains new rules and restrictions that effect commercial applicators, municipal workers and homeowners alike and ... READ MORE
Some of today’s most pressing issues in society include the prevalence of chronic diseases, food, and financial insecurities. (The UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, 2013). Addressing these challenges, UF/IFAS Extension Central District Family and ... READ MORE
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, ... READ MORE
According to Legend, Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in our fair state on April 2, 1513 and promptly named it La Florida, or “The Land of Flowers.” Perhaps he was honoring the Easter Holy Week in which he landed. Perhaps he was the first Marketing ... READ MORE
Florida now has confirmed cases of Bird Flu, which is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). While the cases in Brevard, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties were detected in wild birds, poultry owners need to be vigilant. Cases have also ... READ MORE
Growing pineapples at home is easy!
Interested in adding a patch of pineapples to your home garden? Learn how to grow perfect pineapples from University of Florida researchers and take home 3 Ananas comosus 'Florida Special' pineapple plants ... READ MORE
Bring on the Monarch butterflies!
The fall eastern migration route of the world’s most famous butterfly, the North American Monarch (Danaus plexippus), may include the Florida peninsula as they fly south to Mexico, with some staying in ... READ MORE
As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning ... READ MORE
Common Name: Hooded Merganser
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Lophodytes cucullatus
Occurrence: Winter Resident
Identification: Both the male and female species can be identified separately based on their own unique coloration, ... READ MORE
Common Name: Eastern Bluebird
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Sialia sialis
Occurrence: Year-round Species
Identification: One of the most iconic of perennial song birds found in Central Florida. Eastern Bluebirds are larger ... READ MORE
Common Name: Prairie Warbler
Scientific Name: Setophaga discolor
Occurrence: Florida sub-species is a year-round resident. Migratory sub-species is a winter resident.
Identification: The Prairie Warbler is a very ... READ MORE