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
When it comes to household drinking water quality, one of the most common concerns from homeowners is hard water.
What is hard water?
Water hardness refers to the amount of calcium and magnesium ions in the water. An ion is a particle that ... READ MORE
County Extension Departments have a world of knowledge at your fingertips. We are a partnership between the University of Florida (one of Florida’s land grant universities) and the county’s government. In Florida we have 67 counties and ... READ MORE
Florida is known for citrus, but there is another popular crop that is entirely native to the state - blueberries! The blueberries you buy at the grocery store are either a highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum) variety or a rabbiteye (Vaccinium ashei) ... READ MORE
As a part of Farm City Week Marion County Extension honors individuals from our Community for their contributions to Agriculture. Since its inception in 2003 Marion County has recognized thirty-four men and women for their place in Marion County’s ... READ MORE
There are quite a few uncommon crops that are reliably productive in the North Central region of Florida. One of the reasons few farms or gardens grow these uncommon crops is that they may simply not be aware the crops exist in the first place. ... READ MORE
The importance of becoming familiar with the behavioral styles of individuals is essential in learning how to communicate. The skill many business owners identify as the number one trait an employee must have to be successful is the skill in ... READ MORE
Calories are crucial when you are growing crops to sustain yourself. We have recently seen restrictions on the amount of food that could be purchased at some supermarkets and disruptions at food processing plants. These disruptions, while relatively ... READ MORE
To grow this delicious fruit it needs access to direct sunlight, plenty of space to grow, and planted in good quality soil. Regular access to water will help maximize growth. To encourage flowering it is important to not use excessive nitrogen ... READ MORE
The beginning of the 4-H year can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience for volunteers and 4-H families. Countless deadlines, numerous resources to keep track of, virtual learning opportunities, the list of items goes on and on. It ... READ MORE