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Celebrate World Pest Day Today!


June 6, 2022

What is World Pest Day? Today, June 6th, is National World Pest Day! World Pest Day was first celebrated on June 6, 2017 and has since become an annual event. The day is recognized to bring awareness to the problems pests can cause and the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: CEUs, Licensing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticides, SeminoleCountyAg, World Pest Day
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2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets


January 7, 2022

Where can I buy locally grown food? Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Farm Tour, Farm Tour, Farms, Local Ag, Local Food, Seminole County, Think Local

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!


October 19, 2021

By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County Don’t wait, get your copy of this great ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Morgan Pinkerton, Sandra Wilson, UF/IFAS Assessment
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Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida
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How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive weeds are plants ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, FLEPPC, Invasive Species, Noxious Weeds, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, USDA, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
Weed wrangle week, air potato

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant that is growing where it is not wanted, or competing ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CFCISMA, CISMA, Invasive Species, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics


December 21, 2020

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Food Systems, Hydroponics, Morgan Pinkerton, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Systems, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
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Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds


September 2, 2020

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be part of a brushing scam. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Invasive Species, Mail, Seed Disposal, Seed Packages, Seed Packets, Seeds In Mail, Suspicious Packages, Suspicious Seeds, Unsolicited Seeds, USDA
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Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing


August 17, 2020

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, DDIS, Diagnostics, Digital Diagnotics, Distance Diagnostic And Identification System, Insects, Pest ID, Photography, Photos, Plant Pathogens
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What does the Clean Waterways Act mean for Florida’s agricultural producers?


August 6, 2020

What is the Clean Waterways Act? On June 30, the Clean Waterways Act, Senate Bill (SB) 712, was signed into law. The intention of this act is to aid in water conservation and protect water quality in Florida. This act will lead to some changes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water
Tags: Ag BMPs, Ag News, Clean Waterways Act, Nonpoint Source Pollution, SB 712, Water Conservation, Water Quality

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