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UF/IFAS Extension
Lake County

UF/IFAS Extension Lake County is a partnership between State, Federal, and Lake County government for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Contact

lake@ifas.ufl.edu
(352)-343-4101
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm (Office Hours)
9am - 4pm (Discovery Garden)

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Local temperatures are expected to reach record lows this weekend, a chilling reminder that occasionally we do experience real winter weather in Florida. Farmers will be working around the clock to protect their cold sensitive crops, while homeowners take care to keep their garden and landscape plants from suffering freeze damage

01/27/2022

What's Going on in Florida

Fall Food Drives: Improving Health and Feeding Families
The availability of a person’s next meal or just food, in general, can vary due to access, availability, and income. This may occur for a short period or longer which can result in a lack of the nutrition bodies need to prevent health consequences

11/03/2021

The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me

01/04/2022

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Awards and Recognition for Extension Professionals
As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning programs if we dedicate time to “toot our own horn” and submit such programs for professional awards

01/03/2022

Differences Between Container, B&B, and Bare Root Trees
What are the differences between container, B&B, and bare root trees? After you have selected the right tree for your planting location, next you must decide what kind of tree to get. The three main nursery root stalks available are container, ball and burlap (B&B) and bare root

12/20/2021

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    Scouting for pests in the home landscape
    What is Scouting for Pests? One of the first steps to successful pest management is monitoring for pest populations. Monitoring, a crucial task for controlling damaging pest populations, is known as scouting in the landscape industry

    12/16/2021

    Shrubs in the Florida Garden
    The structural importance of shrubs in the Florida garden Typically defined as a multi-stemmed woody plant, shrubs are perennials with branches forming low to the ground. Most shrubs display hues of green through their leaves, which is one of nature’s most neutral colors

    12/09/2021