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What homeowners should know about pesticide safety

February 27, 2023

February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. There are a variety of reasons people may apply pesticides inside or outside their homes, but University of Florida experts want to remind people that the health and safety of their families ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amy Stone, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Emily Kraus, Pesticide Safety, Pet Safety
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UF/IFAS entomologist lists top eight invasive species that invade households and empty wallets

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February 22, 2023

The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species. These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Ask IFAS, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Household Pests, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Insects, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, Mice, National Invasive Species Week, National Pest Management Association, Pests, Rats, Rodents, SFYL HOT TOPIC, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, West Indian Drywood Termites, William Kern
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Laziness encouraged: No Mow March promotes pollinators in the Panhandle

February 21, 2023

Need an excuse to not mow your lawn for a month? UF/IFAS Extension agents in the Florida Panhandle are asking residents to skip their soon-to-be-weekly outdoor chore until the calendar flips to April. The idea for “No Mow March” is borrowed ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beth Bolles, No Mow March, Pollinators, UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District
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UF/IFAS scientists lure Burmese pythons using radio telemetry during mating/breeding season

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February 20, 2023

The University of Florida has partnered with several federal and state agencies on a large-scale python removal project to protect the Everglades. The project combines Burmese python ecology with removal efforts to maximize opportunities ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Burmese Python, Christina Romagosa, CROC Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EddMaps, Everglades, Everglades National Park, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fort Collins Science Center, Frank Mazzotti, FWC’s Python Action Team Removing Invasive Constrictors, Invasive Species, Melissa Miller, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, Snakes, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

2023 Spring Festival of Flowers

February 6, 2023

  The 2023 Spring Festival of Flowers kicks off March 31 at the shared campus of the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) and Pensacola State College in Milton. The weekend-long event draws visitors from near and ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS
Tags: Community Events, Event, Free Event, Milton, Pensacola State College, Spring Festival Of Flowers, West Florida Research And Education Center, WFREC

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

UF researchers urge homeowners to view irrigation as a way to supplement rain

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December 20, 2022

You set your automatic sprinkler, and it activates, right on schedule – even if it’s raining. Many people see rain as a bonus – on top of their sprinkler -- when they should view precipitation as their cue to conserve water, University ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Conservation, Habits, Homeowners, Intenders, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, Lawns, Non-intenders, Rain, Water

Cold weather expected: Should I cover my plants?

December 15, 2022

How to best cover your plants, from the experts:   Use a non-plastic covering. Frost cloths can be found at hardware stores and garden centers, or large blankets or bedsheets also work. The covering should drape over the ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cold Protection, Cold Temperatures, Freeze Warning, Gardeners, Gardening, Home Gardening, Horticulture, Leon County, Mark Tancig, Severe Weather, Winter Weather Watch

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