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Composting Basics

Jeff Wasielewski
February 9, 2024

If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and I’m sure it’s quite loud. That philosophical question has never held my interest. Now, if you start talking about what happens ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture

Mejores Prácticas de Manejo para la grama San Augustine para jardines en Florida

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February 1, 2024

No importa si la llamas grama, césped, zacate, o pasto, las prácticas de manejo para que crezca y se desarrolle bien, son siempre las mismas. Corte:  para las variedades standards de crecimiento regular como ‘Floratam’ , ‘Palmetto’ ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cesped, Grama, Manejo, Mejores, Zacate

These Are Not the Pests You’re Looking For

Jeff Wasielewski
January 22, 2024

We want our plants to do their best: to grow, to be healthy, to flourish, to bloom, and in the case of fruit trees, to produce. As the Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent for Miami-Dade County, I am often presented with what the grower ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Unearthing the Benefits of Hydroponic Lettuce

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December 10, 2023

This blog was written by Luis Acosta, a 4-H Teen Ambassador in Miami-Dade County. “Eat Your Greens!” Most people have heard this saying several times throughout their childhood. Leafy greens are good for the human body because of their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Florida, Lettuce, Miami, Teens As Teachers, Urban Farming, Youth Voice

Too Much of a Good Thing—Water Wisely

Jeff Wasielewski
November 14, 2023

Death by water intake is a real thing. There are documented cases where people have died from drinking too much water, which is called water intoxication, either because of coercion or drug-induced excess thirst. Mama always said that too much ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fungi, Rainy Season, Water

Where to Find Weather Information for Nursery Growers in Miami-Dade County When Monitoring Low Temperatures for Cold Protection?


September 22, 2023

Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and William R. Lusher Ornamental productions in Miami-Dade County are concentrated in the Homestead area, the southwest corner of the County. During the wintertime, particularly from late December through January, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cold Protection, Cold Weather, Ornamentals

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