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Buyer Beware: “Pollinator-Friendly” Doesn’t Always Mean “Pollinator-Safe”


March 19, 2024

Pollinator gardening is becoming more popular across Florida and the United States, and for good reason! Recent studies have indicated that small microhabitats incorporated within home landscapes have extensive benefits for pollinators and can ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pollinators

Swamp Sunflowers are Here!


October 17, 2023

Every September the Swamp Sunflowers finally begin opening their flower buds and by mid-October they are in full bloom! I use the word “finally” because it is a long journey from seedling to bloom for this flora species! Swamp sunflowers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida Native Plant, Flower, Landscape, Native, Pollinator, Sunflower, Swamp Sunflower
cool-season forage

More Days on Pasture: Cool-Season Forage Edition


October 12, 2020

Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock. Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and dormancy ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beef Cattle, Forages, Horses, Livestock, Winter Feeding
Galloping Horses

Hurricane Preparedness for Equine Owners


June 24, 2020

Summer is upon us, which for Floridians also means hurricane season and uncertain weather. Caring for livestock in the event of a major storm can be stressful and unnerving, but having a plan will save some anxiety and you will feel prepared ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Equine, Florida Hurricane Season, Hurricane Preparedness, Livestock
Depression

Depression Is Not a Normal Part of Aging


April 21, 2020

  Depression is common in older adults.   Late-life depression affects 6 million Americans aged 65 or older yet only 10% receive treatment. Even though older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression, it is not ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: COVID-19, COVID19, Covid19 And Covid-19, Depression, Older Adults, Sadness In Older Adults

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