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UF Researchers Work to Save Pesto!


August 27, 2021

Q: What's wrong with my basil? Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years... ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #EatLocal, #EdibleLandscaping, #NotAllHeroesWearCapes, #RightPlantRightPlace, #SavePesto, #ThankAScientist, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, FloridaFriendly, IPM
Nighttime skyline with trees and a single point of light from a firefly

Searching for (and finding!) fireflies… right here in Pasco County!


July 20, 2021

^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County - (filmed 7/18/21). Yes - we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact - At least 56 species of fireflies have been documented ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: #UFBugs, AttractWildlife, Fireflies, FloridaFriendly, Landscape, Wildlife

Community Garden Thrives and Changes Lives


February 12, 2018

The Hilltop Landings Community Garden, revitalized a year ago by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, continues to grow strong. Resident volunteers maintain the community garden under the guidance of Community Gardens Program Assistant, Eden Santiago-Gomez, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Gardens, Fresh, Grocery, Horticulture, Produce, Volunteer

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