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Do your homework before planting fruit trees

Not every fruit tree will grow and reliably produce fruit in North Florida. Temperature is the most important factor determining where certain fruits can be grown. It’s the reason why apples and blueberries do not do well in South Florida. … Continue reading

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2017 Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

There is something for the professional, Master Gardener and homeowner at the 23th Annual Turfgrass Expo & Field Day. You’ll see and learn the newest in the areas of lawn grass varieties, weed control and many other topics related to … Continue reading

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Ground Pearls, the peril of local lawns

There are numerous reasons why maintaining a North Florida lawn is challenging and ultimately frustrating. One such reason is ground pearls. Ground pearls, small scale insects that bother lawn grass roots, are soil dwelling pests that are not much of … Continue reading

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Pitcher Plants of the Panhandle

By: Laura Tiu, UF/IFAS Sea Grant Marine Science Extension Agent The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), taught through your local Extension office, is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens The … Continue reading

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Multiple locations to get lawn, landscape and garden help

The University of Florida has offices in all 67 Florida Counties. These Extension offices are part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and they offer you the “front door” to UF experts. UF/IFAS Extension in … Continue reading

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Container gardening lecture & mini plant sale

A little imagination, a decorative container and appropriate plants can turn a bare spot into a splash of color. Consider using a container of annuals to add color to a backyard deck or a paved entrance way. Or what about … Continue reading

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Embryology 101

Veronica Graham 4-H has been very busy for the last couple of months and one of the programs responsible for this increase in activity is Embryology. Embryology is the study of developmental cycles. The biological development in particular 4-H age … Continue reading

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