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UF/IFAS Extension
Hendry County

Serving the residents and agricultural community of Hendry County with up to date information, modern technology and innovative solutions for rural living and production oriented agriculture.

1085 Pratt Boulevard
LaBelle, FL 33935


Monday - Friday
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Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management
Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts extensive pressure on the pathogen population to select for individuals that are resistant to current fungicides labeled for CDM


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From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022
January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground Up" day of gardening event


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Downstream of COVID-19
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms


Fair Debt Collection Practices
For a lot of us, we don’t intend to leave a debt unpaid. For others, it is a tough decision that has to be made between buying groceries and medicine or paying the credit card payment


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    Holiday Gifting Guide for Families
    Many parents have the conceived notion that the holidays require a whole lot of spending, but is this really true? When is comes to shopping for gifts for your children, consider the following: Purchase toys that are less expensive or used but high in quality Make your own toys/gadgets Give children award, certificates, or even get out of doing chore cards Sell toys that your children do not use anymore in order to purchase new.


    Benefits of Physical Activity and COVID-19 Prevention
    If the COVID-19 pandemic has brought anything to our lives, it may very well be the opportunity for self-care, stress management and more physical activity. Sadly, for many, it has become a time of stress, weight gain, depression, and decreased activity