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Florida statute codifies golf course management practices backed by UF/IFAS turfgrass science

August 1, 2022

Many Florida golf course superintendents have long followed the recommended best management practices (BMPs) from University of Florida turfgrass experts, but their certification process is now recognized in a new Florida law that took effect ... READ MORE

Category: Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bryan Unruh, Golf Course Best Management Practices, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science

UF Turfgrass Science Program kicks off 100th year with a new look

February 24, 2022

The University of Florida’s work to further turfgrass science reaches a milestone 100 years in 2022, and the program has a new website fit for the centennial celebrations to come. Visit turf.ifas.ufl.edu to learn more about this multidisciplinary ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Anniversary, Featured, Special Topics, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science

UF plant and soil diagnostic labs essential to Florida agriculture, economy during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic. That’s why today, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Analytical Services Laboratories, Carrie Harmon, COVID19, Everglades Research And Education Center, Extension Soil Testing Lab, Insect Identification Lab, Nematode Assay Lab, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Plant Diagnostic Center, Rao Mylavarapu, Saqib Mukhtar, Tropical Research And Education Center

Master Gardener training cultivates new volunteers through virtual learning

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March 20, 2020

DAVIE, Fla. – You can’t stop the Master Gardeners from learning. Amid social distancing brought on by COVID-19 and just as Master Gardeners hit their peak training season, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County program administrators and participants ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Broward Extension, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Extension Online Learning, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Online Learning, Solutions, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Solutions, Vegetable Gardening, Virtual Learning
UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Featured UF/IFAS Cultivars Released in 2019 Include Fruits, Oat and Zoysiagrass

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December 17, 2019

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Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Ali Babar, Blueberry, Breeding, Citrus, Cultivars, Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Horticultural Sciences, Jude Grosser, Kevin Kenworthy, Oat, Patricio Munoz, Plants, Sam Hutton, Tomato, Zoysiagrass

UF Study: Wildflowers on Golf Courses Help Pollinators, Save Resources

November 19, 2019

A new study from the University of Florida/IFAS shows that planting wildflowers on golf courses not only benefits pollinating insects but also saves time and resources. “Putting wildflowers on golf courses to help pollinators isn’t a ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Adam Dale, Entomology And Nematology, Golf, Native Plants, News

UF/IFAS-developed Ryegrass Donated to Panhandle Ranchers After Hurricane Michael

May 10, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agronomy, Ann Blount, Cattle, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Hurricane Michael, Kevin Kenworthy, Livestock, North Florida Research And Education Center, Turfgrass

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