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Private Well and Septic System Care Workshop in Marion County


February 6, 2024

Join Us for a Workshop on Private Drinking Well Maintenance, Well Water Quality, and Septic System Care in Marion County! Are you concerned about the safety of your drinking water and the health of your septic system? Your worries end here! ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Florida Well Owner Network, FWON, Onsite Systems, Private Wells, Septic Systems, Sewer, Water, Water Testing, Well Water

Participate in Our Lawn Fertilizing Survey and Win Exciting Prizes


January 31, 2024

Calling all Hernando County Residents! The UF/IFAS Extension is conducting a research project to gain insights into homeowners' knowledge and opinions regarding lawn fertilizing practices and fertilizer ordinances in Hernando County. Your perspective ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Fertilizer Use, Lawn, Residential Landscape, Survey, Water

Scientists warn of invasive plant pest; say early detection, reporting key

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March 29, 2023

An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Pests, Gardening, Invasive, Invasive Pests, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Ornamental Plant Industry, Ornamental Plants, Ornamentals, Pest, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pests, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

Be aware of these common toxic plants, experts say

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February 1, 2023

Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic to people or animals. A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes. Ingestion ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Awareness, Gardening, Landscape, Marble, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Scouting, Toxic, Toxic Plants, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Weed Science

Genetic Diversity of Begonia and its Potential Uses in Breeding and Landscaping Workshop


January 26, 2023

Interested in learning more about begonia production and the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s begonia breeding program? Join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a in-service training and workshop, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Begonia, Begonia Breeding, Extension, Felter, Huo, In Service Training, Landscape, Research
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Free webinars on home well and septic system care offered by UF/IFAS

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January 12, 2023

Florida homeowners with a private well or septic system are invited to learn more about their home water and wastewater management systems through  free webinars hosted by UF/IFAS experts. WHO: UF/IFAS water resources regional specialized ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Free Event, Private Well, Septic System, Septic Tank, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Webinar, Webinars, Well Water

New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs

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May 10, 2022

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS
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Building better begonias

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November 9, 2021

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Begonias, Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Fngla, Grant, Plant Breeding, Usda
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Hemp pest ID tool from UF/IFAS available now

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September 30, 2021

Pests can cause devastating impacts to a hemp crop. The first step to tackle a pest problem is to identify the unwelcome intruder. A new UF/IFAS hemp pest identification tool takes the guesswork out of identifying some of the potential Florida ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Hemp, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

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