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Category: Agriculture

Community Garden Virtual School

Several raised gardens with art and vegetables in them

Join UF/IFAS Extension for a 6-part webinar series on community gardening. Presenters from across southwest Florida will share best practices on a variety of community garden management, sustainability, and horticulture topics. Growing Garden Leaders, Community Garden Management Session… Read More

Suspicious Seed Packets New Updates From FDACS

UF IFAS Extension Office Sign

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has updated their recommendations for residents receiving suspicious seed packets by mail. Why is this a concern for Florida residents? The types of seed in the packages remains unknown… Read More

Webinar: Integrating biological control with current Brazilian peppertree management (Online CEU opportunity)

Brazilian Peppertree

Join UF/IFAS Extension for a webinar on Brazilian Peppertree Integrated Pest Management. This webinar and CEU opportunity will share information about the integrated pest management for Brazilian peppertree and include information on new biological control agents for the… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

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

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control Field Demonstrations

Brazilian Peppertree

The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological control.  Topics addressed… Read More