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UF/IFAS unveils online tool: Stay ahead of termite risk with interactive distribution map

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February 20, 2024

Termites cause billions of dollars a year in damages to homes, trees and other wooden structures across America. In Florida, termite infestations are a year-round risk for properties and trees. While they are not swarming year-round, ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Home Management, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Termites, Invasive Species, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Subterranean Termites, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF Termite Collection, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

A call to action: UF/IFAS scientists, compost industry, policy makers join to promote compost standards, practices in Florida

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January 25, 2024

Food waste is one of the main drivers in Florida’s dependence on landfills, which fuel greenhouse emissions and promote climate change. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfills contribute annually up to ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, EPA, Florida Compost Council, Florida Counties, Florida Municipalities, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Warming, Greenhouse Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landfills, Liz Felter, Methane, Mica McMillan, News, Recycling, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

Free monthly Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ webinar offers consumers tips on lawns, gardens, composting, much more

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January 23, 2024

Is your lawn showing signs of pests? Looking to give your landscape that tropical Florida native design? Looking for new ways to mulch your garden with some composting basics? The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chris Marble, Compost, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Living Shorelines, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Michael Orfanedes, Mulch, Norma Samuel, Rain Gardens, Rain Harvesting, Taylor Clem, Tree Care, UF/IFAS Broward Extension Office, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Vincent Encomio

Expertos de UF/IFAS explican cómo evitar que las chinches de cama sean sus compañeras de viaje

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December 13, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. Con la reciente cobertura de los medios de comunicación sobre la afectación de las chinches de cama a los viajeros ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chinches De Cama, Ciclo De Desarrollo, Control, Departamento De Entomologia Y Nematologia De UF/IFAS, Entomología Urbana, Espanol, Faith Oi, Humanos, Mascotas, Roberto Pereira, Spanish, UF/IFAS, Universidad Para El Manejo De Plagas De UF/IFAS, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Viajes

UF/IFAS experts on bed bugs and how to keep them from hitchhiking to your homes from your travels

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December 13, 2023

With recent media exposure of bed bug activity impacting travelers worldwide, the public perception of this species tends to draw some concerns over its potential for harming humans and pets. University of Florida experts at the Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bed Bugs, Faith Oi, Fort Lauderdale Structural Fumigation School, Holiday Travel, Holidays, News, Pests, Roberto Pereira, SFYL HOT TOPIC, Travel, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Entomology And Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Pest Management University, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Urban Entomology

Durante estas festividades, aproveche al máximo los residuos de alimentos. Los expertos de UF/IFAS ofrecen consejos sobre por qué y cómo hacer compost

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November 20, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Ya empiezan las compras para las festividades y a medida que la comida entra en escena ¿por qué no mantener el ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Abono, Alimentos, Basura, Compost, Compostador Casero, Compostaje, Desechos De Alimentos, Desechos Solidos, Espanol, Festividades, Flujo De Desechos, Lombrices De Tierra, Lorna Bravo, Materia Organica, Mica McMillan, Randall Penn, Reducir, Residuos, Reusar, Sobras De Alimentos, Spanish, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Agents, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, UF/IFAS FLREC, Vermicompost, Vertederos

Disfrute de alimentos cultivados en Florida durante el Día de Acción de Gracias y el resto de las festividades

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November 17, 2023

Creado por Brad Buck, sénior especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS. Cuando esté disfrutando de la cena del Día de Acción de Gracias, independientemente de su cultura, recuerde que gran parte de sus alimentos fueron cultivados ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agentes De Extension, Agricultores De Florida, Andrea Nikolai, Batatas, Calabazas, Camotes, Cena De Accion De Gracias, Centro De Extension Agricola De Hastings, Ciencias De La Familia Y El Consumidor De UF/IFAS, Comida Es Nuestro Segundo Nombre, Cultivos De Florida, Ensayos, Espanol, Festividades, Fitomejoramiento, Florida, Food Is Our Middle Name, Jamon, Judias Verdes, Lechuga, Leo Hoffmann, Maiz, Mejoramiento De La Papa, Nelly Nelson, Papas, Pavo, Pina, Servicio De Extension Del Condado De Polk, Servio De Extension Del Condado De Manatee, Spanish, UF/IFAS

Adopte estos hábitos alimentarios para mantenerse saludable durante los viajes de las festividades

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November 15, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Una encuesta reciente de MarketWatch Guides reveló que el 52% de los encuestados planea viajar en avión en esta ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alimentacion Saludable, Alimentos Que No Requieren Refrigeracion, Alimentos Ricos En Nutrientes, Cenas, EFNEP, Espanol, Festividades, Fiestas, Frutas, Habitos Alimenticios, Hidratacion, Jessica Alfonso, Planeamiento De Las Comidas Durante Las Festividades, Programa Ampliado De Educacion Sobre Alimentacion Y Nutricion, Saludable, Seguridad De Los Alimentos, Servicio De Extensión De UF/IFAS, Servicio De Extension De UF/IFAS Del Condado De Miami Dade, Spanish, UF/IFAS, Vacaciones, Vegetales, Viajes, Viajes De Dia De Accion De Gracias, Viajes De Fin De Ano, Viajes De Navidad, Viajes Durante Las Festividades

USDA, Extensión Cooperativa y APLU galardonan a UF/IFAS CAFÉ Latino mediante el Premio Nacional de Diversidad en Extensión

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November 15, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Desde el 2016, un número creciente de profesionales de University of Florida han unido esfuerzos para mejorar el acceso ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Community Volunteers, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Livestock, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Andra Johnson, APLU, Asociacion De Universidades Publicas Y Con Concesion De Tierras, CAFE Latino, Clases, Coalition Of Florida Extension Educators For Latino Communities, Departamento De Agricultura De Los Estados Unidos, Diversidad, Espanol, Extension, Hispanos, Inclusion, Informacion, Instituto Nacional De Alimentacion Y Agricultura, John Diaz, Jonael Bosques, Karla Shelnutt, Latinos, Laura Valencia, Manjit Mirra, Poblacion Latina, Premio, Servicio De Extension, Servicios, Sistema De Extension Cooperativa, Spanish, Traducciones, UF/IFAS, USDA-NIFA

South Florida leaders will honor Miami-Dade County Farmers Month at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Nov. 4

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October 4, 2023

On November 4, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins will kick off Miami-Dade Farmers Month at the 9th annual One Night in the Tropics.  As title sponsor, she will join other South Florida leaders and the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Events, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biotechnology, Climate Change, Crop Breeding, Danielle Cohen-Higgins, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, Ecosystems Sustainability, Extension Programs, Invasive Plant Pests And Disease Management, Miami-Dade County Farmers Month, Miami_Dade County District 8 Commissioner, News, One Night In The Tropics, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Sea Level Rise, Seal Level Rise, Soil And Water Sciences, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla At TREC

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