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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Florida – The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. “La Florida,” he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses… Read More

Metsulfuron-methyl (MSM) Can Cause Problems in Ornamental Plants

Have you seen these symptoms in ornamental plants, especially oaks, after treating nearby turf with metsulferon-methyl (MSM)? Over the past few years, there have been numerous inquiries regarding damage to ornamental plants growing near turfgrass areas that have been… Read More

Groundwater Depletion Staggering

For the full article see: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86263&src=eoa-iotd Florida’ water basin, along with many others in the world, is being rapidly depleted. Much more fresh water is being consumed than is being replaced. New information gained from NASA satellites shows… Read More

Changes to Fertilizer Rule

Do you know about the Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule? This rule was put in place in December, 2007 to protect water quality . Water protection is critical to Florida and on January 8th, 2015 the Florida Department of… Read More

Want a Beautiful, Sustainable Garden? The one thing you should do now…

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County There are a lot of resources out there to help you control, destroy, or otherwise eliminate bugs from your garden… but why? Did you know that less than 1% of all of… Read More