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New Episode from Naturally Florida Podcast: “Florida’s Floating Sea-Potatoes … the Manatee!”

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February 12, 2024

Manatees are Florida’s gentle giants and are a sight to behold. They are state and federally protected species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of ... READ MORE

Category: , Natural Resources
Tags: Lmilligan, Mammal, Manatee, Naturally Florida Podcast, Sea Cow

Spanish Moss, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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January 22, 2024

Spanish moss: creepy or cool? What comes to mind when you think of a southern landscape? Large, graceful oaks draped oh-so-perfectly with Spanish moss? Spanish moss is a quintessential part of our landscapes “down south” and it is often ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Podcast, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Spanish Moss, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Wildlife, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Licencias de Plaguicidas en Florida: La Lay de Plaguicidas y sus Categorías (Parte 2 de 2)

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January 12, 2024

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados en la aplicación de plaguicidas. La ley de plaguicidas de Florida está dividida bajo 3 capítulos bajo los estatutos del estado. Estos son los capítulos 388, 482 y 487. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Licencias de Plaguicidas en Florida: Conceptos Legales, Recursos y el Proceso de Solicitar su Licencia (Parte 1 de 2)

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January 12, 2024

Florida es un estado en el cual la protección del medio ambiente se toma muy en serio. Los plaguicidas que se utilizan con propósitos comerciales o agrícolas son altamente regulados por el gobierno con el fin de garantizar el conocimiento ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Lichen: A New Episode from Your Central Florida Yard

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January 12, 2024

Lichens, what are those? In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn how to recognize lichens in the landscape and what exactly they are doing on your tree or even a garden bench or fence post. A new episode out now from Your Central ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Julie Schelb, Master Gardener, Native Plants, Podcast, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard

Welcome to Your Central Florida Yard, a new podcast from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

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January 5, 2024

Welcome to the podcast series where we explore how to successfully garden in the unique climate of central Florida.  Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this podcast is for you. So grab your shovel and get ready to dig ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Gardening Podcast, Julie Schelb, Landscaping Podcast, Master Gardener Volunteer, Podcast, Polk County FL, Polkmg

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Steps and Methods

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December 14, 2023

The weather in Florida is adequate for many organisms to thrive. Unfortunately, this also includes many pest species that can harm crops and Ornamental plants. A pest can be any insect, mite, weed, fungi, bacteria, virus, bird, or any other ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Biological Control, Florida Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Polk Small Farms, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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