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Gardening & Landscaping

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The Univeristy of Florida/IFAS Extension at Jackson County Gardening & Landscaping Program offers research-based information to assist homeowners, horticulture professionals, and youth in landscaping and gardening practices. We offer educational workshops and diagnostic services to promote healthy plants and help you feed your family. 

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2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

Irrigated farm land Jackson County rented for an average of $141 per acre in 2017, according the NASS. Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can be

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He’s Bored, But He Didn’t Kill Your Tree

Sometimes you don't realize a tree is dying until it is dead.  A few weeks ago, we got a call from a client who said he had insects killing his trees.  Before having someone drive out to the property, our Master Gardener volunteer recommended that the client bring in some of the insects for us to take a look.  It turned out the insects invading his pine tree were a type of longhorned beetle, but more specimens were required for

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Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

Over the last month or so, home gardeners and commercial growers alike have noticed what look to be large dust particles floating through the air. It's probably not uncommon to have inhaled a few or even a few hundred of these mysterious particles. Most likely, these "particles" aren't dust at all but whiteflies instead. Whiteflies are small (less than a tenth of an inch long), white, soft-bodied insects.  They aren't flies but are

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