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Cane Toads: A Toxic Threat to Family Pets


August 12, 2022

Join UF/IFAS Extension Faculty, Shannon Carnevale, to learn about cane toads in Florida, with a 1-hr webinar. About this cane toad webinar Invasive species, like cane toads, are species that (a) are nonnative to a specified ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Cane Toads, Central Florida, Invasive Species, Living With Wildlife, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife

Plagas de las fincas de Florida: Babosas y caracoles terrestres


August 12, 2022

Cuando la gente piensa en plagas de plantas, lo primero en lo que piensan son los artrópodos, específicamente los insectos. Desafortunadamente, hay más que solo artrópodos que se consideran plagas de plantas. Uno de estos ejemplos son las ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Florida_Pests, IPM, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Slugs, Snails, UF/IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Terrestrial Slugs and Snails


August 12, 2022

When people think of plant pests, the first thing that comes to mind are arthropods, specifically insects. Unfortunately, there are more than just arthropods that are considered plant pests. One of these examples are terrestrial slugs and snails.   How ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida_Pests, IPM, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Slugs, Snails, UF/IFAS

Build Your Own Rain Barrel


August 9, 2022

A rain barrel is an easy way to save water from a rainfall event to water your garden later.  You may choose to buy one ready made, or you can make it yourself. Finding a Barrel The first step of making a rain barrel is finding the barrel.  ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Rain Barrels, Water Conservation

Hydroponics: NFT System


July 29, 2022

Each year we have less agricultural land available, making it more difficult for farmers to acquire land to grow crops due to urban development increases in Florida. From 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 14.2% to become the third ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF/IFAS

Hidropónicos: SISTEMA NFT


July 29, 2022

Cada año tenemos menos tierras agrícolas disponibles, lo que dificulta que los agricultores adquieran terreno para sus cultivos debido al aumento del desarrollo urbano en Florida. Del 2010 a 2019, la población de Florida creció un ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF/IFAS

Save a monarch, plant a (native) milkweed!


July 26, 2022

By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Milkweed, Monarch, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators

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