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Ice covers limbs of peaches. Overlayed with text, Protecting your plants.

Baby it’s cold outside!

david austin
September 27, 2022

Florida has been through a period of warm winters. When I say warm I mean Central Florida has not seen many hard freezes in the last 11 years. During these warm periods, homeowners forget those tortuous cold nights on their tropical plants. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF/IFAS Extension

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
Close up of lab grown Orange Lantana Flower

Silent Invader: Lantana

david austin
June 6, 2019

Silent Invaders When we think of things as being invasive we often imagine something like water Hyacinths covering every inch of a waterway or acres of Brazilian Peppers blocking out the sun where nothing else will grow. Invasive species are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Butterflies, Invasive Species, Lantana, Pollinator Plants, Toxic Plants, Weeds

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