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Mango season 2024 is taking shape: UF/IFAS experts offer their views


May 2, 2024

Mango season is here. Mango trees on home landscapes and orchards in South Florida are working their way through the fruiting stage, making it prime time as the tiny flowers have begun to reveal tiny fruit. The 2023 mango season erupted ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Angie, Anthracnose, Charles Sims, Fairchild, Jeff Brecht, Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan Crane, Mango, Orange Sherbet, Rosigold, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, Yu Wang, Zill High Performance Plants

Científicos de UF/IFAS lanzan una encuesta sobre el uso del agua para mejorar la conservación de este recurso en todo el estado


April 16, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. ¿Busca alternativas que le puedan ayudar a ahorrar dinero en la factura del agua de su hogar? ¿Se pregunta con qué ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agua, Areas Verdes, Conservacion, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, Encuesta, Encuesta En Espanol, Espanol, Florida, Irrigación, Jardines, Kimberly Moore, La Encuesta Sobre El Uso Del Agua, Minimizar El Desperdicio De Agua, Patios, Propietarios De Viviendas Y Administradores De Propiedades, Responsable, Spanish, Sustenibilidad, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC, Uso Del Agua

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide


April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation

MEDIA ALERT: Broward youth grow food, protect environment with UF/IFAS at YMCA Weston


April 4, 2024

WHAT: How do you capture the attention of youth, so they embrace environmentally friendly habits? How do you engage them in adopting sustainable best practices that will grow with them? You introduce food into the picture and engage all their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Stewards, Kimberly Moore, Media Alert, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County 4-H, YMCA, Youth

Learn to grow sustainable food gardens anywhere South Florida at the free South Florida Community Garden Hub on April 13


March 26, 2024

Community gardens come in all shapes and sizes. They offer a bounty of benefits that bring the farm-to-table concept to life when established effectively to meet sustainable food demands. By growing food on a small scale, using venues ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture Education, Agroecology, Balconies, Community Gardens, Community Grounds, Edible Plants, Environmental Horticulture, Farm To Table, Fruit, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jiangxiao Qiu, Lorna Bravo, News, Plants, Rooftop Gardens, Small Urban Farms, South Florida Community Garden Hub, Sustainable Food Production, Sustainable Food Systems, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Vegetables
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Florida celebra 45 años del programa de Maestros Jardineros Voluntarios


March 14, 2024

Creado por Megan Winslow, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.  Las oficinas de Extensión de University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) mostrarán su agradecimiento la próxima semana a los más ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 45 Aniversario, Agente De Extension, Aprendizaje, Certificacion, Cursos, Diagnostico De Enfermedades Y Patogenos, Donaciones, Educacion, Educacion Continua, Entrenamiento, Espanol, Horticultura, Jardineros, Laynie Yip, Maestro Jardinero Voluntario, Mejores Practicas De Paisajismo, Programa De Maestros Jardineros Voluntarios, Semana Del Maestro Jardinero Voluntario, Spanish, UF/IFAS, Voluntarios, Wendy Wilber

Looking to build a citywide compost program? Policy makers, others invited to UF/IFAS Compost Consortium on March 27


March 6, 2024

Federal agencies are investing millions of dollars to support innovative compost plans and programs that divert food waste from landfills. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is leading the charge ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Compost Business, Compost Consortium, Economic Development, Environmental Impacts, Florida Composting Council, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, IFAS, Landfills, Liz Felter, Mica McMillan, Sustainability, Sustainable, Sustainable Recycling, UF, UF News, UF/IFAS Compost Consortium, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Usda

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


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


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

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


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

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