October marks the end of most fertilizer restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Most “summer bans” restrict the application of nitrogen and phosphorous from June 1st through September 30 during the rainy season. During the summer ban other ... READ MORE
Fertilizer can help plants grow but can also have adverse effects on the environment. Be sure to apply best management practices when fertilizing to optimize your plant health without harming our water bodies. Watch the recording of our How ... READ MORE
Almost all of Florida’s highly urbanized counties and/or municipalities have fertilizer ordinances. These ordinances apply to everyone with a few exemptions for agricultural properties, vegetable gardens, golf courses and athletic fields. ... READ MORE
The first week of May 2023 legislative bills called “Land and Water Management” were sponsored in Florida (SB 1240 and HB 1197). The bills, if passed “prohibit counties & municipalities from adopting laws, regulations, rules, or policies ... READ MORE
Master Gardener Volunteers help extend the reach of University of Florida Extension programs across Hillsborough County. We are happy to welcome our new Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, Tia Silvasy, to lead our program! Here are some ... READ MORE
For plants to be healthy and grow they must use sunlight to produce foods from carbon dioxide and water. This process called photosynthesis involves the plant drawing up water from roots, and leaves taking in CO2 from the air and trapping ... 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
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
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests through cultural, host resistance, physical or mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical control methods.
Why should you use IPM?
IPM provides long-lasting ... READ MORE