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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

February 7: Free UF/IFAS Extension webinar to provide updates on silent killer of St. Augustinegrass

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January 18, 2023

Florida’s most popular lawn is St. Augustinegrass – a favorite for producing a lush green to dense blue-green turf well-adapted to most soils and regions throughout the state. But in South Florida, a silent killer known as Lethal ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Henry Mayer, Lethal Viral Necrosis, Phil Harmon, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, Urban Lawns

UF/IFAS helps Floridians launch food business dreams

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January 17, 2023

Starting a food business might seem intimidating, but UF/IFAS Extension courses can help make big dreams a reality. That is exactly how Sharlay Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, turned a “lightbulb moment” into The Lentil House, a profitable ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cottage Food Industry, Cottage Foods, Entrepreneurship, Food Business Workshops, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension Duval County

Este 5 de febrero, únase al monitoreo de cangrejos herradura de Florida

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January 12, 2023

Los cangrejos herradura son una parte vital de la ecología costera de Florida. Los científicos locales están trabajando con miembros de la comunidad, para recopilar información sobre las especies en las playas del condado de Miami Dade. ¿Quiere ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Cangrejo Herradura, Capacitacion, Ciencia Ciudadana, Conservacion, Conteo, Espanol, Florida Sea Grant, Monitoreo, Spanish, UF/IFAS, Voluntarios
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Free webinars on home well and septic system care offered by UF/IFAS

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January 12, 2023

Florida homeowners with a private well or septic system are invited to learn more about their home water and wastewater management systems through  free webinars hosted by UF/IFAS experts. WHO: UF/IFAS water resources regional specialized ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Free Event, Private Well, Septic System, Septic Tank, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Webinar, Webinars, Well Water

UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center Celebrates a Century of Science

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January 11, 2023

Since 1921, the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) has built a rich history and world-class reputation for its commitment to growers, promoting sustainable agricultural systems and protecting South Florida’s natural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Agriculture, Anniversary, Best Management Practices, BMP, Centennial, EAA, Everglades, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Experiment Station, Florida, Hardev Sandhu, Microgreens, News, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences, South Florida Water Management District, Sweet Corn, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS EREC, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, Usda, USDA-NIFA, Vegetables
Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast season finale: What’s the deal with…global hunger?

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December 30, 2022

As we wrap up the final episode of this season’s podcast we think it best to take a step back and look at food-related issues on a global scale.   UF/IFAS does work in research, teaching and Extension that improves the lives of Floridians ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #Foodisourmiddlename, Extension, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, Food, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Safety, Global Food Systems Institute, Hidden Hunger, Hunger, Livestock, Nutrition, Podcast, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute

Purple sweet potato recipe book puts a new spin on a classic

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December 19, 2022

If you’ve wanted to try purple sweet potatoes but haven’t known just how to cook them, UF/IFAS experts have you covered. A recipe guide developed by the UF/IFAS food science and human nutrition department includes 10 recipes using the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Food Science And Human Nutrition, Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, Holiday Meal, Holiday Meals, Holidays, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Recipes, Sweet Potatoes
Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast: What’s the deal with…all those cows?

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December 16, 2022

COWS! We all scream as we drive past a field of cows along the Turnpike. Ok, maybe not all of us but I know my family loves a good cow sighting. But what are all of those cows for? Are those the cows we eat or cows that produce milk?   UF/IFAS’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beef Cattle, Cattle, Cattle Industry, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Rancher, Ranchers

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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