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Category: Horticulture

Trees and Hurricanes: Now and Later

Florida’s hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th every year. Hurricanes bring strong sustained winds capable of playing dodge ball with debris in the landscape. Keeping your Florida landscape hurricane ready involves a few key steps… Read More

Sour to Sweet: The Story of Miracle Fruit

Small, red berry, The miracle fruit, The more you eat, the more… … It’s sweet! The miracle is that this fruit can change flavors from sour to sweet! Miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is a tropical berry from West… Read More

Are My Black Eyed Peas Ripe?

Black eyed peas

If you look at the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide you will see that southern peas are one of the heat tolerant vegetables that can be planted in June, July, and August. Black eyed peas are one type of southern… Read More

Special Interest and CEU Event: The Science of Southern Gardens

That southern charm feeling may in fact be attributed to the beautiful botanicals finding comfort in southern climates. The Science of Southern Gardens will explore the plants from the past to the flowers of the future. Plant scientists… Read More

Virtual Review and CEUs: Ornamental and Turf and Private Ag Applicator

UF/IFAS Extension offers classes to help you prepare for your professional license exams in addition to keeping you already certified professionals sharp with your continuing education. We offer classes that are more specific to certain professional licenses, and… Read More

Strawberry Plugs vs Bare Root

Young strawberry plants in plastic mulch bed.

Strawberry transplants in Florida are traditionally bare-root short-day cultivars produced in the north and planted in early October for November harvesting. Bare-root transplants are field harvested in such a way that leaves are removed, wounds created that pathogens… Read More

Fertilizer: The quick approach to following laws and feeding turf

Fertilizer is law in Florida. Nuances of the law are different depending on state, county, or local laws in place. Many commercial landscaping businesses are responsible for keeping our lands beautiful across city and county lines. Here is… Read More