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Frost damage pattern on bermuudagrass.

Psychedelic Grass: It’s Not What You Think


March 31, 2020

How would you describe this pattern in the turfgrass? Leopard print, Zebra turf, swirlie, wormy, or psychedelic… The pattern described by many names looks quite interesting, almost artistic! This unusual pattern is a result of frost ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bermudagrass, Cflandscapes, Grass, Lawn, Patterns, Turf, What Is Wrong With Grass, Zoysiagrass

Watering Systems for Rotational Grazing


March 24, 2020

Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determines the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Agriculture, Average Daily Gain Increase, Forage Production Increase, Livestock, Ocextension, Rotational Grazing, Water
butterfly on orange flower

Successful Butterfly Gardening


March 24, 2020

Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting them to your yard. Here ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Caterpillar, Florida Butterflies, Milkweed, Monarch, Ocextension, Pollinators
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Programs, Meetings Postponed or Cancelled — COVID-19


March 16, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have cancelled or postponed many of our classes, workshops and other activities until May 1st. We are still in the process of evaluating our current schedule but ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Class Cancellations, COVID-19, Leu Gardens, MREC, Plant Clinic

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
magnolias for tree giveaway

MARCH 21ST CANCELLED — Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program


February 26, 2020

DUE TO COVID 19 DIRECTIVES, OUR MARCH 21ST ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED. Join us on March 21st for our Adopt-A-Tree program! This event is open to all Orange County residents with proof of residency on a first come, first served basis ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Adopt-a-tree, Ocextension, Orange County, Tree Giveaway, Trees

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