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UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Growing Herbs for Holiday Cooking
This is the time of the year to think about all the things we are thankful for. The ability to have friends and family gather together and everyone being healthy is at the top of the list


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Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know.


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


5 Fruit Trees for Putnam County
A question often asked at the Extension office is what kinds of fruits can we grow?  Well, it is a tough question as we are in a growing zone that is not quite temperate and not quite tropical.  Many temperate fruits such as peach, plum, and pears require temperatures that stay cool for extended periods


Plant Profile: Tillandsia bartramii Elliott
The next time you are walking in a wooded area, look up… you might see a remarkable organism, a Tillandsia bartramii Elliott. Unlike a "traditional" plant, this Tillandsia (commonly known as Bartram's air plant) lives a life free of soil


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    Root Pruning for a Healthier Tree
    Trees are long term investments.  Like a vehicle selecting the right one for you is a important step, and what is hidden can often lead to a lot of grief


    Sharing the Veggie Love for Thanksgiving
    Sweet Corn Variety Trial While food prices are high and supply chains are struggling to get merchandise into the stores this holiday season, the economically challenged in and around the Tri-County Agriculture Area of Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns Counties enjoyed fresh sweet corn for Thanksgiving