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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

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems


November 9, 2018

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bacterial Feeding Nematodes, Beneficial Nematodes, Fungal Feeding Nematodes, Insect-parasitic Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, Nematodes, Nutrient Cycling, Plant Nutrient Uptake, Plant-parasitic Nematodes, Predatory Nematodes, Soil Health, Soil Organic Matter, Steinernema Scapterisci

Air Potato Challenge: Beetles Available for the Public May 18


April 4, 2018

May 18, 2018 Air Potato Challenge: Leaf Beetles Available for the Public The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County, UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, FL Dept of Ag Division of Plant Industry, USDA, and Florida Fish and Wildlife ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Air Potato, Air Potato Beetle, Air Potato Challenge, Air Potato Leaf Beetle, FAMU Center For Viticulture And Small Fruit Research, Http://bcrcl.ifas.ufl.edu/airpotatobiologicalcontrol.shtml, Invasive Plants

Spring 2018 Backyard Gardening Series


February 7, 2018

Please join us for the 2018 Spring Backyard Gardening Series! The two-day series is March 6 and March 13, 2018, 5:45-8:00 p.m., at the Leon County Extension Office (615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301). Registration and payment ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Backyard Gardening Series, Educational Workshop, Leon County Extension, UF/IFAS, Vegetable Gardening

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