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UF/IFAS Extension
Pasco County

Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and serve as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community.

36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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The Teal Pumpkin
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? For many families that have a child with certain food allergies, the scariest part about Halloween is making sure their child does not ingest candy with the allergen.  Common allergens, such as nuts and dairy, are found in candy, and it could be life-threatening if there is even the slightest oversight


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Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!
January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr


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


Golden Raintree – They’re colorful BUT…
Each fall, Floridians are suddenly "wowed" by the sight of golden raintrees blooming along the roadsides. Vivid yellow flowers are followed by equally distinctive pink or peach-colored "paper lanterns


Take the pledge – Prevent “muhly mutilation!”
Public Service Announcement:  YOU can help prevent "muhly mutilation!" Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin.


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    Cattle Ranches Benefit All of Us
    Cattle grazing land in Florida helps your life in ways you may not be aware. For example, livestock help reduce food waste in many ways


    Making Guacamole
    Did you know that guacamole has its own dedicated day in the US?  It’s September 16th, which is also Mexico’s Independence Day (avocados are native to central Mexico and is believed to be created by Aztecs in the 16th century). What are some of your favorite ingredients to mix in?  Traditional ingredients are jalapeño, chopped onion, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and a little bit of salt