Food crops can demand substantial amounts of water, fertilizer, and care. Using Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) practices can reduce the inputs and still allow you to harvest food abundantly. There are many different terms for edible ... 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 Coordinator, Tia Silvasy, to lead our program! Here are some of the ways ... 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
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
We're partnering with local nursery Thrive: Garden + Water to answer your gardening questions at the nursery on October 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM.
Bring your plant/insect samples and questions for free advice and resources!
We'll bring ... 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
There has been a little hype lately about the possibility of live Christmas Trees being infested with insects, perhaps up to 25,000. Frankly, that is hype and perhaps a tactic to promote fear and sell insecticide products. In over 9 years of ... READ MORE
Mosaic viruses are plant viruses that infect more than 150 types of plants. Symptoms show as mottled, blotchy or streaky patterns of yellow and green. In many cases plants may also be stunted. SCMV was named for the first host where it was found, ... READ MORE
SEFFNER, Fla. – Did you know we have more than 100 Hillsborough County residents who volunteer as Master Gardeners? These MGs (short for Master Gardener) provide gardening advice to fellow residents here at the Extension office and through ... READ MORE