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National Invasive Species Awareness Week!


February 24, 2021

Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements What are invasive species? An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Potato, Brazilian Pepper, CISMA, IFAS, Invasive Plants, Manatee County Extension, NAISMA, Pgm_EcoNR

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?


December 13, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag Row, Applicator, Commercial, Exam Prep, General Standards, Online Class, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Pesticide Training, Pesticides, Private, Public
Gardening has begun

The Weather Changes and It’s time for Horticulture Hygiene


August 24, 2020

Today is August 24, 2020 and this morning there was a change in the weather. It is the subtle changes we look for to plant our fall crops or gardens. When our weather begins to cool down over the next month, more and more farmers and gardeners ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Disease, Gardening, Horticulture, Hygiene

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

Sustainability, what is it all about?


March 11, 2020

Sustainability, what is it all about? It is a question that needs discussion. Can we adopt sustainable practices for energy, water, food, stuff? The products we buy, the way we maintain our home and landscape, the cars we drive, the places we ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Environment, Fishing, Florida Friendly, Home Safety, Seafood, Sustainability, Webinar

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles


September 13, 2019

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County's Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle? These beetles ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Air Potato, Biological Control, Horticulture, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources

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