There are numerous instances where pruning is necessary to promote a tree’s health, provide clearance for sidewalks/roads, reduce hazards to people and property, and train and shape a young tree. Pruning cuts also create potential entry points ... READ MORE
As you work in your garden or wander your landscape, be on the lookout for pests and potential problems. Start learning what’s normal and what may seem abnormal. When in doubt, contact your local Extension office for help with gardening questions.
For ... READ MORE
Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application.
A) Private Applicator
You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE
Are you ready to try a new technology that could conserve water and save money at no cost to you?
The UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County is seeking study participants for installation of new irrigation technology. Soil moisture ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Florida law SB494 requires all commercial or for hire fertilizer applicators, or anyone supervising fertilizer applications to have a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) fertilizer license. The license is ... READ MORE
Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of heat stress. Heat ... READ MORE
Vegetables' Preferred pH Range
Vegetables prefer a soil pH range of 5.8 to 6.3. However, if soil pH is between 5.5 and 7.0, there is no need to adjust pH. If your soil pH is within the recommended range to grow vegetables, do not apply lime. ... READ MORE
Are you a grower of woody ornamentals or are you an aspiring grower? Don't miss out on the latest information and the camaraderie at the meeting. Register now for UF/IFAS Extension's Woody Ornamental Production Field Day on October 18th, 2018 ... READ MORE
It can be quite difficult to check soil fertility and acidity (EC (electrical conductivity) and pH) levels in large, potted woody ornamentals periodically, to monitor what is going on inside the potting media of the container. Conditions change ... READ MORE