Strawberry season is in full swing, and it is time to take advantage of their availability and health benefits. In addition to being gorgeous and delicious, strawberries are incredibly versatile. These ruby gems are also potent health protectors. ... READ MORE
Congratulations Master Gardeners.
Despite the Covid19 limitations, Taylor County Master Gardeners documented over 1,000 hours in 2021. This does not include the many hours not recorded that are just “good-doers” (quoted from the Oz). In ... READ MORE
Green Industry Best Management Practices Certifications: Could Potentially Save the State Millions of Dollars and Boost Local Counties Economy
Part of a comprehensive program under the University of Florida’s, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE
In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material. Establishing ... READ MORE
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
When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal. Thanks to Taylor County's Weekend Backpack Program, weekends are worry free for a lot of kids in our community.
What ... READ MORE
We all wish there was some magic potion to lose weight and keep it off, but the only way to lose weight the healthy way, is to eat less and move more. It's no secret: People who lose weight slowly by eating less and exercising more tend to ... READ MORE
For quite some time there has been an explosion of health food products on the market, specifically advertised as either organic foods or natural foods. Most people don't know that there is a major difference between organic, natural and health ... READ MORE
Citrus trees are evergreen, never become fully dormant and cannot withstand temperatures as low as those tolerated by deciduous trees. However, citrus trees can become preconditioned or acclimated to cool air temperatures that occur in late ... READ MORE
Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts. More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability, and price. Thus, ... READ MORE