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Plants and Pollinators


March 8, 2022

Having A Variety of Flowering Plants Increases Pollinators in Your Garden The spring-like temperatures bring us hope and excitement of new planting opportunities. Wandering around my yard yesterday, I saw bees buzzing around my azaleas, camellias ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, Bees, Gardening, Horticulture, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Is Your Home and Landscape Susceptible to Wildfires?


February 1, 2022

Risk assessment: Your home is one of your largest financial investments. Have you ever done a risk assessment to determine how affected our home or landscape would be if a wildfire was nearby? Florida is prone to lightning strikes which can ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #firesafety, #Firewiselandscaping, #Floridafriendlylandscaping, #homelandscapes, #TopicTuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

What’s Wrong with My Perennial Peanut?


May 25, 2021

Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought. However, if you have an older variety like ‘Florigraze’ and notice your perennial ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Forage, Hay, Livestock, NFLAG, Perennial Peanut, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Celebrating World Bee Day is the Buzz in Suwannee County


May 18, 2021

Why celebrate bees? Celebrate the importance of bees to our food crops and support local beekeepers on May 20. More than 90 crops rely on honeybees for pollination in the US including fruit, fiber, nut and vegetable crops. The crops pollinated ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: #nativebees, #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, #pollinatorsandbeneficialinsects, #wildlifegardeneing, UFBugs, Wildlife

What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?


April 27, 2021

External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more so to our horses. Not only do flies make ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, External Parasites, Flies, Horn Fly, Horse Fly, Horses, House Fly, NFLAG, Stable Fly, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County, UFBugs

Pickerelweed… Friend of Foe?


March 23, 2021

I often get calls on how to control pickerelweed. Although this beautiful aquatic plant is a Florida native, it can spread prolifically leaving pond owners with the assumption that it's an invasive weed. Invasive plants are non-native species ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #nativeplants, Natural Resources, Pickerelweed, Pond Plants, Ponds, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

It’s a Bee…It’s a Fly… It’s Stomach Bots!


February 23, 2021

Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis) The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bot Fly, Horses. Internal Parasites, Stomach Bots, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

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