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May 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


May 6, 2024

Recap of May 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In May, we covered the basics of invasive snails and slugs. Snails and slugs are a type of mollusk called a gastropod. Slugs are different than snails in that they typically lack a ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Gals, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Slugs, Snails
Florida First Detector First Fridays

April 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


April 8, 2024

Recap of April 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In April, we took a closer look at the pest group thrips (Order: Thysanoptera). While there are over 7,000 species of thrips around the world, only a handful of them are pests on ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Ornamental Plants, Pest Alert, SeminoleCountyAg, Thrips

Egg-cellent Celebrations: Safeguarding Springtime Traditions with Egg Safety Tips


March 28, 2024

Springtime brings warmer weather and festive occasions like Easter, Passover, and graduations. And what's a spring celebration without eggs? From cooking all the traditional recipes to preparing for the annual egg hunt, it's important to handle ... READ MORE

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Easter Eggs, Egg Safety, Food Safety, Foodbourne Illness, Healthy Holiday, Salmonella
farm tour participants in green house filled with plants

A Recap of the 2024 Seminole County Farm Tour


March 27, 2024

What was the 2024 Seminole County Farm Tour? On the morning of Friday, March 22, 2024, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. Two busses started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE

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Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Beehives, Bees, Farm, FarmTour, Florida Farm Bureau, Goats, Houseplants, Local Ag, Nursery, Ranch, SeminoleCounty, SeminoleCountyAg, Spring, U Pick
Florida First Detector First Fridays

March 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


March 4, 2024

Recap of March 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector Fruit crops are very important for Florida's agriculture industry. The state is a top producer for many tree fruits, berries, and melons. Despite challenges associated with citrus ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Fruit, Fruit Fly, Lime Swallowtail, Pests, SeminoleCountyAg

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing


February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Strawberries
Florida First Detector First Fridays

February 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


February 5, 2024

Recap of February 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In this month's webinar, we talked about plant pathogens. A pathogen is any organism that causes disease. Some pathogens that can impact plants include fungi, bacteria, viruses, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Fungi, Invasive Species, Nematodes, Virus

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