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3/21/24 GI-BMP in Orange County + Sun Spot Safety Lunch with Swag!


February 8, 2024

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! You are required to learn about it and follow the rules. We want to keep things interesting and beneficial for you, the landscape professionals. This year, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, Gibmp, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

2024 Pesticide Licensing and CEUs in Central Florida


February 8, 2024

Pesticide and fertilizer applicators, this blog is for you! You may find these resources helpful when searching for classes, licensing, and continuing education (CEU) information. There are a variety of ways to learn, including in-person, live ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Continuing Education Units, Core, Extension, Horticulture, Hwooten, Ladscape, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Professional, Landscape Technician, Landscape Training, Landscaping, Lclm, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Llo, On Demand, Ornamental And Turf, Ornamental Horticulture, OT, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Pesticide License Renewal

Residential Plant Clinics around Orange County


November 16, 2023

Whether you're an avid backyard gardener or just starting your houseplant collection, our Master Gardener Volunteers are here to answer your plant questions! Find the closest Plant Clinic to you. With a county that spans over 1,000 square miles, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscape Management, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, Orange County MGV, Orange County Plant Clinic, Pests, Plant Clinic, Plants, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening

Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls – Please, Stick to Smart Irrigation!

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July 27, 2023

Water quality and quantity issues are considered one of the greatest challenges facing our planet today. Access to clean drinking water and sufficient irrigation to cultivate food crops, hydrate livestock, and quench the thirst of our ever-evolving ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Clean Water, Groundwater, Irrigation System, Ocextension, Smart Irrigation, Surface Water, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Supply

CEU Day 2023–Landscape University!


June 20, 2023

We would love to C.E.U. in person at CEU Day! You know you need CEUs, so come hang out with experienced Extension Agents to talk plants, palms, and pests in a comfortable and engaging environment. Plus, virtually, we cannot hear the laughter ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 482, 487, Best Practice, BMP, BMPs, Brooke Moffis, Calculation, Calibration, Central District, Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Class, Classes, Continuing Education, Cool Class, Core, Florida, Gibmp, Grass, Hangry Plants, Hannah Wooten, Horticulture, Hwooten, In Person, Lake County, Landscape, Lawn And Ornamental, Lclm, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Llo, Moffis, Morgan Pinkerton, Orange County, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Palm, Palms, PCO, Pest Control Operator, Pinkerton, Plants Are Cool, Private Ag, Private Applicator, Seminole County, Tree Crop, Trees Are Cool

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–7/20/23


June 19, 2023

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

Category: Events, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial Pesticide, Continuing Education, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Landscape Management, Landscapes, Lclm, License, Limited, Limited Pesticide, Llo, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pests, Workshop

Meet Orange County’s Newest UF/IFAS Extension Agent!

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May 18, 2023

Hey there! My name is Heather Kalaman, and I am the new Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and Residential Horticulture Agent here at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. I started this position in mid-April and thought I would take a moment to ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Doctor Of Plant Medicine, DPM, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture Agent, Ocextension, Residential Horticulture

Spring is dry season in Central Florida—Check irrigation systems!


March 9, 2023

It is true that swampy Florida has a dry season, and the landscape is typically thirstiest in April. No April showers here! There is a season to apply more water and calibrate the system, and there is a season to back off the irrigation. If ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: BMPs, Calibrate, FFL, Green Industry, Hwooten, Irrigation, Irrigation Calibration, Landscape Professional, Lawn, Ocextension, Spring Gardening, Turf, Water, Water Use

Putting a Little Lipstick on our Pig – Annual Ryegrass

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February 17, 2023

After two hurricanes that brought an incredible amount of water, coupled with the freeze in early 2023, our permanent bahiagrass looked brown and gnarly. It was a perfect time to put some lipstick on our pig. We decided to compare the bahiagrass ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahaigrass, Cool Season Grass, Exploration Gardens, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, Ryegrass

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