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Public Speaking: Getting beyond the fear through the three P’s


January 21, 2022

A Common Fear We have all heard the statistics regarding the fear of public speaking.  Typically surveys indicate that between 72-75% of the population fears public speaking. While there are a lucky few that do not experience the anxiety associated ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Events
Tags: #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Leadership, Life Skills, Ocextension, Public Speaking, Youth
Fresh fruit and vegetables

Webinar recording – Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping


January 20, 2022

https://youtu.be/Wrz2LYuKLsM The Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles can be applied to your edible plants too! Watch our webinar recording to learn how to choose low maintenance Florida-Friendly plants for your area. We also teach you ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Central Florida, Edible, Florida, Fruit, Garden, Herb, Home, Landscaping, Orlando, Vegetable

No Spray Roses for Central Florida


January 18, 2022

Rain, heat, and humidity generally aren’t the greatest growing conditions for roses. The hybrid teas that look stunning in a garden up north turn into leafless twigs in a Central Florida summer without regular fungicide use. Is it even worth ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Chili Thrips, Disease, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flower, Fungus, Garden, Irrigation, Landscaping, No Spray, Rose, Roses

Orange County Plant Clinic FAQ’s


January 18, 2022

Plant Clinic Frequently Asked Questions The Plant Clinic is a resource for Orange County residents that provides research-based information to help with landscape problems or care. It is a partnership between the UF/IFAS Extension Office and ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Garden, Home, Landscape, Orange County, Plant Clinic, Soil, Soil Testing, Tsilvasy
Insectary Plants

Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic


January 12, 2022

Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Management, New Vegetable Gardener, Nutrients, PH, Plant Clinic, Soil, Soil PH, Soil Testing

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Awards and Recognition for Extension Professionals


January 3, 2022

As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Award Application, Awards, Awards And Recognition, Central District, Central District RSA, Extension Professionals, Geralyn Sachs, Professional Development, Scholarly Nuggets, Scholarly Works

CEU Series–Landscape University!


December 10, 2021

How do you encourage more good bugs in your landscapes? What kind of plants can thrive in shady areas? What is the deal with invasive species? Landscapes and waterways are connected? What services are available when the fungus is among us? This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Disease, FFL, Florida, Gardens, Hwooten, Insect, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, License, Pest, Pesticide License, Plants, Renewal, Samples

Roselle Hibiscus—The Florida Cranberry


December 10, 2021

I know you know the tropical hibiscus flower. Perhaps you have enjoyed some hibiscus tea? It is a more popularized way of drinking up this flavorful flower, but it has many more uses than you may know of! One such use is a cranberry flavored ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Cranberry, Cranberry Hibiscus, Drink, Edible, FFL, Garden, Gardening, Grow Your Own, Healthy, Hibiscus, Holiday, Hwooten, Ocextension, Red, Roselle, Sorrel, Tea

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator Review and CEUs on 2-15-22


December 8, 2021

The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicator's licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: CEUs, Cflandscapes, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Units, Pesticide Applicator License, Pesticide License Renewal

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