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
One cow, skipping one calving season equals a $500 loss, at very least. Cattle management encompasses many duties for cattle owners and improving reproductive efficiency of the herd lumps much of that management into one basket, of sorts, because ... READ MORE
As we reach the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Pasco County Fire Rescue's social media page recently reminded residents of the importance of being fire-wise around our homes and ... READ MORE
With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it's great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down ... READ MORE
Congratulations to Eden Santiago-Gomez, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Community Gardens Program Assistant! Eden was selected by the Public Services Branch for a Star Performer Award from the Pasco BOCC. Excellent work, Eden!
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Did you know that you can grow vegetables year round in Florida? The trick is knowing that summer really isn’t a good time for most veggies. A few, like sweet potatoes and okra, do well in the summer heat, but spring and fall are our most ... READ MORE
The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office, located in Dade City, offers a large variety of free healthy lifestyle and eating classes of which you may not have heard. Some of the programming includes the Family Nutrition Program ... READ MORE
January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr. Whitney Elmore, opened the planting ceremony by thanking sponsors, Eden Santiago-Gomez (Community Garden Program ... READ MORE
The recent bout of cold weather might have damaged some of your cold-sensitive plants. Don’t make the mistake of doing the wrong thing, thinking you are aiding the plant. Here are some tips that will help you decide what to do now. If the ... READ MORE
The first community garden in Florida to arise through the cooperation of the University of Florida and a local municipality, Dade City Watson Park Community Garden is off to a great start and destined for abundant success. Just a month after ... READ MORE