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Pesticide Exam Sign Up


November 11, 2022

Whether you are trying to grow your career, your credentials, or your business, a pesticide applicator license may be in your future! This blog is intended to help pesticide applicators in Orange County, Florida navigate pesticide licenses and ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Exam Options, Exams, Exams Online, Hwooten, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Exams, Pesticide License, Pesticides, Remote Exams

Prepare, Prioriza y Realiza para tormenta tropical Nicole


November 8, 2022

To read this article in English, go to: Hurricane Season: Plan, Prepare and Act - UF/IFAS Extension Orange County (ufl.edu) El huracán “Ian” que nos dejó un rastro de destrucción a su paso por el suroeste de Florida, atrapó a residentes ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ocextensionnews, Disaster Prep, Home Safety Tips, Hurricane, Ocextension

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/15/22


November 7, 2022

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. In Orange County, Florida, there ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applicator, Best Management Practices, Best Prectices, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer License, Florida Friendly, GI-BMP, Gibmp, Hwooten, Landscape, Plants, Turf, Turfgrass

November is National Diabetes Month

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November 2, 2022

Currently, there are 37 million people in the United States with diabetes and 96 million people with prediabetes. The American Diabetes Association encourages individuals with diabetes to remember that you have options and don’t need to be ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Diabetes, Exercise, Food And Nutrition, Health, National Diabetes Month, Ocextension, Pre-diabetes, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wellness

Crop Rotation Sensation


October 10, 2022

As the fall season begins in Florida, the shortening days and cooler temperatures spur many vegetable gardeners into action. Fall is a great season to begin gardening, because the cooler temperatures and less intense rain set the perfect stage ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening

It’s #PeanutButterChallenge Time!


October 6, 2022

Food Insecurity in Florida Food insecurity is an obstacle many Floridians face. In 2021, it was estimated that roughly 2.2 million Floridians lacked access to healthy food, with just over 660,000 being children. In Orange County specifically, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ocextensionnews, #peanutbutterchallenge, Food Insecurity, Master Gardener, Peanut Butter Challenge, Peanut Industry, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Food Safety After A Natural Disaster

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October 4, 2022

After a natural disaster such as a hurricane, it’s important to take steps to prevent illness from unsafe foods. Here are some tips to help keep your food safe. After a hurricane be sure to: Throw away perishable food that has not ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Resources, Food Assistance, Food Safety, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

4-H, Pledge Your Hands to Larger Service with the Peanut Butter Challenge!

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September 26, 2022

It’s the Peanut Butter Challenge Time! Peanut Butter Challenge Time! Peanut Butter Challenge Time! During the month of October, please support people in need in your community and Florida’s peanut producers by generously donating to the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Community Service, Communityservice, Ocextension, Orange County, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, Youth

Pesticide Licenses–Ornamental & Turfgrass


September 26, 2022

The Ornamental and Turfgrass Pesticide Applicators License is for people who apply pesticides to lawns and ornamentals in parks, golf courses, athletic fields, and cemeteries. To obtain this license, pesticide applicators must pass both the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, , Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Athletic Field, Central Florida, Cflandscapes, Exams, Fdacs, FFL, Florida Friendly, Golf, Grass, Grasses, Hwooten, IPM, Landscape, License, Ornamental, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Park, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide License, Turf, Turfgrass

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