I just love growing food hydroponically! Why? I am more likely to harvest it and eat it, too. Over 600,000 YouTubers love how I teach hydroponics in 8 minutes. You can get growing with that free video, but maybe it only 'wet' your appetite? ... READ MORE
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
Did you know that nobody knew what kind of worm was in mezcal? Recently, UF entomologists chased the worm all the way to the agave farms making mezcal in Mexico.
Mezcal is a growing industry, and while it has been consumed for hundreds of ... READ MORE
How often do you see something that makes you go “Hmmmm…?”
How often do you actually look it up to learn more?
I am curious, especially when it comes to critters. Recently, I noticed an abundance of perfectly rolled oak leaf ... READ MORE
As you get ready for 2023, why not add planting a new tree to your list? Adopt-a-Tree makes it easy. If you are not familiar with Adopt-a-Tree, here is a quick synopsis.
Adopt-a-Tree events seek to give Orange County Residents an opportunity ... READ MORE
How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE
I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE
Authored by Amanda Decker
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern
Graduating UF CALS December, 2022
B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Why Attract Pollinators?
Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE
No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water.
The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE
Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply.
This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE