Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices
As part of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and UF/IFAS Extension statewide collaboration, anyone having suspicious seed packages that have ... 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 Anise: An Underused Native Shrub
(This article originally appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat on June 14, 2019)
By Mike Fagan
So often when we are planting our landscape, we look at what our neighbors and friends have planted. ... READ MORE
Spring is in the air, and that means temperatures are warming up and tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops will soon be your preferred attire. Once those highs are steadily in the 80s and 90s, any outdoor activity will become coupled with a bottle ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Master Gardeners of Leon County have partnered with the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship to lead multiple educational activities at this year’s Leon County Sustainable Community Summit.
The conference ... READ MORE
Did you know you can feed worms your kitchen vegetable scraps and they will turn it into rich, nutrient dense black compost gold?
UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Agents Mark Tancig and Molly Jameson are hosting a hands-on Vermicompost Worm Bin ... READ MORE
One of the biggest obstacles a vegetable gardener faces is how to supply crops with healthy soil that can support crop growth all season long. Many native soils in Florida are stripped of imperative nutrients that crops need to grow, are too ... READ MORE
Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields.
But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction ... READ MORE
Butterfly Festival is about more than the Monarchs
Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat
October 26, 2018, Release for the Tallahassee Democrat
By Carole McKay
Just like many people who weathered the recent storm, nature ... READ MORE
As Hurricane Michael was barreling through the Panhandle region, wasp populations were at their highest of the year. Winds and flooding destroyed many of the nests of paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets and now wasps may be aggressive ... READ MORE