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New UF/IFAS app to ID toxic plants

Some livestock, pets and even children occasionally nibble on poisonous plants, presenting a potential pitfall to the animals and youth. Now, a new, free app designed by UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty helps you identify… Read More

Add some Florida flavors to your holiday meal

Florida agriculture is much more than our hallmark citrus. Producers statewide grow some 300-odd commodities, from avocado to zucchini. UF/IFAS researchers are continually exploring ways to help Florida farmers improve their crops, and Extension agents… Read More

Home-grown lettuce for the holidays

rows of lettuce grown hydroponically

Set it and forget it…until the holidays. UF/IFAS Extension will teach you how to grow greens just in time to serve at your holiday meal. The course will teach participants how to grow hydroponic butter… Read More

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV show coming to Seminole County

red and white flowers along a paver pathway

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise – three of them in Seminole County…. Read More

Popular UF/IFAS Vegetable Gardening Guide now available in Spanish and as an app

With COVID-19 lingering, it might be a good time to use your green thumb to grow some vegetables in your garden. While you’re at it, you can get help from the UF/IFAS Florida Vegetable Gardening… Read More

UF Environmental Horticulture Club hosts 24th annual Poinsettia Sale

Red poinsettias during the annual Poinsettia Sale

By Teresa Suits 2020 has been a year filled with “unprecedented times,” making it more important than ever to spread holiday cheer this winter season while also supporting students in the UF Environmental Horticulture Club…. Read More

Study: For monarch butterflies, plant variety is the spice of life

Monarch butterfly on flower

As monarch butterflies make their transcontinental migration this month across North America, they will depend on milkweed plants to produce the next generation of this iconic butterfly species, which has seen declines of more than… Read More

UF/IFAS entomologists give reason to celebrate rice in Florida

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Rice, a global grain consumed by more than half the world’s population, totes unique versatility unlike other grains throughout history. Each country and culture has made the grain its own as… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds mosquitoes bite manatees, making them vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases

image - research - manatee surfacing at risk for mosquito-borne illness

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla – Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals. These viruses have caused disease and fatalities in birds, horses… Read More