Typically, this time of year many homeowners are tackling a variety of weeds in their landscapes. One of those weeds may very well be the invasive and aggressive weed known as Doveweed (Murdannia nudifflora). Doveweed emerges when average temperatures ... READ MORE
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Do you know how to interpret food labels?
Imagine you are grocery shopping and whether you stop by at the yogurt section, or the oatmeal section, there are so many options there, which ones to choose based ... READ MORE
What are they and where do they come from?
Metals are substances naturally found in the earth’s crust. Humans have used them extensively throughout history. Metals are so crucial for human civilization that historians have even named entire ... READ MORE
Saturated Fats, Trans Fats and your Heart
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What are saturated fats?
Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are primarily found in larger quantities in animal foods and some plant foods like coconut ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, ... READ MORE
This has been a spectacular year for loropetalums (Loropetalum chinensis) around North Central Florida. The mildly sweet-smelling, pink fringed flowers give this plant its common name, Chinese fringe flower. Loropetalums are one of the most ... READ MORE
What is it?
Nitrate is a chemical compound composed of nitrogen and oxygen. Naturally occurring in low concentrations within the soil, water, and air, nitrate plays a vital role in plant and microbial life cycles. However, excessive amounts ... READ MORE
As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning ... READ MORE
Whether it's summer or winter, fall or spring, there will be weeds growing in Florida. One that I'm receiving a lot of calls on now is particularly annoying with it's sticky seeds called, chickweed. There are a couple of different chickweeds ... READ MORE