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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

New director takes lifetime work in Ag, 4-H to the next level at UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) welcomes Ashley Houpe-King Gill as its new director of UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County. With an extensive background in 4-H, agriculture, human services, marriage and… Read More

Want to grow your own vegetable garden? New UF/IFAS guide helps estimate costs, savings

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One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type. UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help… Read More

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says

Blanketflower with bee. Photo credit: Geena Hill

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a… Read More

Conserve water and help the planet with free webinars from UF/IFAS Extension

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Celebrate Water Conservation Month with free UF/IFAS Extension webinars that will help reduce water consumption, save money and help the planet. “Conserving water is the most important action that we can take to sustain our… Read More

IFAS Personnel Receive 2021 UF Superior Accomplishment Awards

Two UF/IFAS personnel are among the recipients of the 2021 UF Superior Accomplishment Awards. James Davison, an agricultural assistant at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra and Thomas James, a biological scientist… Read More

Up your lawn game with tips from UF/IFAS experts

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“Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns in 2021, and the next episode covers lawns. The next event is live on April 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom… Read More

UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant survey seeks public input on existing Florida red tide communications

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[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]University of Florida researchers want to hear from Florida residents and visitors to gauge the value and accessibility of information pertaining to Florida red tide events.[/inlinetweet] Florida red tides, harmful algal blooms caused by the… Read More