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Suspicious Seed Packets New Updates From FDACS


August 4, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Seed Packets, Suspicious Seed Packet

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
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Volunteers engage in a “BioBlitz” at Se7en Wetlands Park!


November 15, 2018

Approximately 12 volunteers and 10 community partners joined together at Se7en Wetlands Park to inventory the area's plants, insects, and wildlife on Thursday, November 15, 2018 during the park's first ever BioBlitz event. Participants used ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Citizen Science, Lakeland, Polk County, Shannon Carnevale
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Nonnative Lizards in Central Florida


October 17, 2017

Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to harm ecology, economy, and human ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Critter Corner, Invasive Species, Nonnative Species, Paxton Evans, Reptiles, Shannon Carnevale
close up of coral ardisia leaves.

Staying Ahead of the Invasive Species Wave with EDRR Training


May 30, 2017

Even the best prevention efforts cannot stop all invasive species but Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical second defense against the establishment of new invasive species populations. EDRR increases the likelihood that localized ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Central Florida, EDRR, Invasive Species, Shannon Carnevale

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