The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE
I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing ... READ MORE
Horticulture is HUGE in Florida, and FNGLA is the oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the environmental horticulture industry in Florida. FNGLA stands for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. With a whopping ... READ MORE
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
This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture!
What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE
While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping their way to the tops of your shrubs and ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
Protected vegetable production increases
Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017. The number ... READ MORE
The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL ... READ MORE
Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices ... READ MORE