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Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30


June 1, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friendly, Fyn, GI-BMP, Gibmp, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscaping, Nitrogen, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Pollution, Turf, Turf Fertilizer, Water

No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31


May 10, 2022

That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Period, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Lawn, Nitrogen, Orange County, Orange County Florida, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Slow Release, Water Conservation

Institutional Applicators–Getting into compliance!


May 10, 2022

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to update the Orange County Fertilizer Applicators Ordinance during Spring 2022. Commercial, for hire, fertilizer applicators AND institutional fertilizer applicators that need to apply fertilizer ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Applicators, BMP, BMPs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer Applicators, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gibmp, Horticulture, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Bmps, Landscape Management, Lawn, Orange County, Ordinance

Florida Wildflower Lawns


March 24, 2022

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program is full of progressive ideas on how to manage landscapes with less water, less pesticides, and more benefits to wildlife. One of these strategies is rethinking our lawns. With the increasing government ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Ecological, Environment, Fertilizer, Florida, Florida Friendly, Flower, Home Landscape, Lawn, Ocextension, Pollinator, Sustainable, Water, Wildflower

Emily Tells All: Learn about Vegetable Gardens with Commissioner Bonilla and Tia Silvasy


March 23, 2022

Are you interested in growing vegetables in your back yard? Watch this video where Commissioner Emily Bonilla visits the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County center and gets a tour from Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent Tia Silvasy. Tia shows ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Fruit, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Vegetables, Video, YouTube

Farm-City Week Breakfast


November 19, 2021

Here in Extension, we believe in the spirit of the farm. For over 100 years we have been assisting farmers and ranchers, homeowners and organizations grow food. We have the best educational information and research to share to help those folks ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm-City, Farm-City Week, Farmers, Local Food, Ranchers

Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree


September 9, 2021

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Evergreen, Ocextension, Tree, Underutilized, Urban Forestry

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County – Intern Highlight


July 6, 2021

One of the highlights of working with Extension is being able to host and work with an intern. Not only are these students passionate about Extension, but this gives them real experience at what life is like after college. They also bring a ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Communication, Environment, Extension Solutions, Internship, Orange TV, Workforce Preparation

The Roots of Cooperative Extension


July 29, 2020

Did you know that the first official American Extension Agent was a young Black male graduate of Tuskegee University named Thomas Monroe Campbell? Surely you have heard of Campbell’s protégés, Booker T. Washington and George Washington ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultural Extension, Agricultural History, Agriculture, American History, Black, Black History, Booker T. Washington, Cooperative Extension, Extension, George Washington Carver, History, Hwooten, Ocextension, Roots, South, Thomas Monroe Campbell, Tuskegee

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