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Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Planting for Pollinators

david austin
June 29, 2021

Greener is not always better Yards with only green grass and green hedges in them can seem a boring place. Especially when they don't have anything blooming. There actually is a lot more to it than how it looks to you or visitors.  Your yard ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Birds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardeners, Pollinator Plants, Pollinators

Bird Watching Series: Woodpeckers


April 24, 2020

Have you been practicing your bird identification skills from last week? I hope you were able to identify one new bird outside. If you missed it last week's Raptors & Vultures post, click here. This week, we will be learning about “Woodpeckers”. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Activity, Birds, Conservation, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Wildlife
Two alligators lounge tail to tail on a canal bank.

Keeping Your Yard Florida-Friendly

david austin
April 15, 2020

Keeping it Green If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty. The key to these differences ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Landscaping, Master Gardeners

Florida Cattle and Environmental Impact Statistics


October 7, 2019

In the technological advanced world we live in today, many people take to Facebook or other social media outlets to receive their "news". This is not the best way to get unbiased news because majority of people use social media as a way to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Livestock, Wildlife
Beautiful Florida-Friendly salmon colored New guinea Impatiens contrast with blueish hued junipers in the foreground.

Are You Florida-Friendly?

david austin
March 29, 2019

  Learning to Landscape If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty. The key to these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Florida-Friendly, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Landscaping
Close-up of red and green caladium foliage.

Highlands County Master Gardener class starting January 26th

david austin
January 16, 2019

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class begins. The classes are every Wednesday after opening day until the last Wednesday in March. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Citrus, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Plant Problems, Turfgrass
An assortment of Florida grown agriculture commodities, including tomatoes, potatoes, and citrus. Photo taken 05-09-16.

Agriculture tours make for a great day to see the Real Florida

david austin
January 14, 2019

Florida Agriculture When you think of Florida, you may think of citrus. In Highlands County we live among the many orange groves. We are the 3-4th largest citrus producing county in the state, depending on the year. We are also an agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ag Tour, Agriculture, Citrus, Conservation, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Horticulture, Livestock, Tours, Turfgrass

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