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Cool Temperature Turf Grass Management


November 15, 2021

It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a "real winter". However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change. The Master Gardeners often ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf
Tags: Cool Weather Lawn, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Friendly Lawn, St. Augustine Grass, Turf Dormancy, Water Wise
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Avocados!


October 26, 2021

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits. It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to Florida from a slightly cooler region. Having ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Avocado, Avocado Varieties, EDIS Avocado Growing In The Florida Home Landscape, Florida Avocados, Grow Avocado In Florida, Growing Avocado, Haas Avocado, Home Grown Avocado, Red Avocado
Wind & Sabal palmetto in advance of a storm

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning


October 26, 2021

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes. Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad "Haircut" In ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Correct Palm Pruning, Hurricane Cut, Palm Fronds, Palm Pruning, Photosynthesis, Pruning Sabal Palmetto, Wind Mitigation With Palms
Early morning dew drops caught on a spiders web and dragonfly's wings

Arachnophobia and Florida Residents


October 1, 2021

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Arachnids, Creepy Things, Desensitization Exercises, EDIS, Florida Spiders, Huntsman, Nocturnal Hunters, Phobias, Spiderlings, Wildlife
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Hurricane Prep for your Pool


October 20, 2020

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm. Following are some tips, do's and don'ts when it comes to pool preparation prior to and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: After Storm Clean-up, Hurricane Pool Prep, Pool Care Before Storm, Pool Clean-up, Pool Treatment, Residential Pool, Storm Prep For Pools
Grass on the banks of Lake Mize at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest.

What is Ailing My St. Augustine Grass?


August 24, 2020

What's Wrong with my St. Augustine Grass? The Yellow Yard- About the time September rolls around, while the rainy season seems like it just will not end, some lawns may exhibit some yellowing. Grass seems healthy except for the tips turning ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brown Patch, Lawn Circles, Lawn Health, Lawn Mower Height, Lawn Watering, Mower Scalping, Proper Fertilization, Proper Lawn Irrigation, Proper Lawn Mowing, Right Cut For St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustinegrass Issues, Take-all Root Rot, Yellowing Grass
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Hurricane Season June First thru November 30th


May 18, 2020

Preparation By Yvonne Florian and Christine Kelly-Begazo Hurricane season will be upon us June first. As if we didn't already have enough to keep our pantry challenged, add to it the task of stocking up for storm season. But this can be ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Batten-down, Charging Technology, Disaster Go Box, Disaster Praparation, Emergency Pantry, Food, Food Safety, Fueling, Hurricane Preparation, Landscaping, Storm

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Grass on the banks of Lake Mize at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest.

Fall Fertilization for Healthy Lawns and Waterways


October 15, 2018

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent and Josh Kutyna, Extension office Program Assistant As most of us know by now, Indian River County has enacted a fertilization ban which runs from June 1st - September ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Turf, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Fall Fertilization, Fertilization Guide, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Application, Fertilizer Ban, Fertilizer Guide, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension

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