In this episode we explore the impacts of fireworks to air quality, water quality, wildlife and more! Although fireworks are a staple for celebrations around the world, the explosives almost always contain pollutants like heavy metals, perchlorates, ... READ MORE
Las abejas melíferas (“honey bees”) son de suma importancia para la agricultura. El 85% de todos los cultivos que consumimos son polinizados por las abejas melíferas. Existe mucha curiosidad por las abejas de parte del público general ... READ MORE
Now is the time to plan winter supplementation strategies. Conserved forages (hay, haylage, stockpiled forages) are usually the foundation of a winter feeding plan. Whether harvesting your own hay/haylage or purchasing, understanding the ... READ MORE
In this episode, we continue our exploration of the sounds of summer. This episode's focus is all about commonly heard frogs in Florida. We have ~30 species of frog in the state. More often heard than seen, this episode features five frog ... READ MORE
It’s the end of summer and it’s hot--and not just hot, but hot and humid! Now is a good time to keep your garden activities to a minimum. If you work in your landscape addressing the few chores that might be necessary, always remember ... READ MORE
Are you an educator interested in building and installing a greenhouse?
Do you have a greenhouse but need age-appropriate curriculum?
The Greenhouse Manual: An Introductory Guide for Educators from the United States Botanical Garden was ... READ MORE
Keeping it Fresh: How long is food still good after a power outage?
Whether a rat knocked out your freezer plug (that was actually the subject of the last phone call I received at my job), or the wrath of a hurricane leaves you powerless, situations ... READ MORE
Pesticides are an effective control for pests and diseases. On the other hand, when not using pesticides correctly these chemicals can affect the environment negatively.
What Composes the Environment?
The environment is composed ... READ MORE
Los pesticidas son un control eficaz de plagas y enfermedades. Por otro lado, cuando los pesticidas no se utilizan correctamente pueden afectar negativamente al medio ambiente.
¿Qué Compone el Medio Ambiente?
El medio ambiente ... READ MORE
As Idalia leaves our area, see the following storm-related updates from our office. You’ll find extension program and event updates, storm prep and recovery resources, and local resources here.
Stay tuned to your local news channels and Polk ... READ MORE