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New Episode from Naturally Florida Podcast: “Mosquito Season is Coming!”

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April 15, 2024

Are you itching for answers to the pesky mosquitoes starting to make their presence known? In this two-part episode, we explore the mosquitoes of Florida, covering everything from mosquito biology, types of mosquitoes, mosquito surveillance ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Lmilligan, Mosquito, Mosquitoes, Naturally Florida Podcast

Fertilizing Palms, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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March 22, 2024

Yellow palm fronds? What's going on? Are you interested in keeping your palm tree healthy and green? Learn what may be causing your palm trees to turn yellow, how long it can take to correct it, and what to look for in a palm fertilizer.  ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Master Gardener Volunteer, Palms, Palms Yellos, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Yellow Palms, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast
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April 2024: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Events

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March 15, 2024

Unearth the Excitement: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Events Welcome to a season of discovery and community at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County! As we welcome the vibrant hues of spring, we’re excited to unveil a series of enthralling events ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Recreation
Tags: Central Florida, Florida Ecosystem, Polk County, Polkpesttraining, Vermicomposting
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Why is My Palm Yellow?

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March 13, 2024

One of the most common occurrences with palms is the unsightly yellow appearance that many display. So, why are palms yellow? Palm Nutrient Deficiencies Nutrient deficiencies are some of the most common causes of yellow palm fronds. So, let's ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Jschelb, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nutrient Deficiency, Palm, Palm Problems, Polkgardening

Creating a Native Wildflower Garden in Your Central Florida Yard, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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March 13, 2024

Creating a Native Wildflower Garden in Your Central Florida Yard In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn how to start adding native wildflowers to your yard! A new episode out now from Your Central Florida Yard Your Central Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Organic mulches in the Florida-Friendly Landscape: How do I know which ones to use?

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March 7, 2024

The answer might be - it depends!  Are you mulching a large landscape bed of trees or shrubs, or more delicate annuals or perennials? Are you creating a mulched pathway?  Do you have a wildflower area?  Read on for a few facts, tips and myths ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Mulches, Mulching, Oak Leaves, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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

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