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The Fungus Amungus
Summer rains bring different kinds of fungi, some are bad and some are harmless. Water carries disease, so proper landscape care is needed to help keep your beloved plants healthy


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UF/IFAS study finds mosquitoes bite manatees, making them vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla - Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals


Backyard Chickens- Resources
Backyard Poultry Basics Online Course Looking to get started with raising backyard chickens or just trying to learn more? This course offers a beginners guide to raising chickens for eggs and covers topics such as breed selection, housing, egg care, and much more.  8 guided modules with a range of course content for you to complete at your own pace


UF/IFAS Spotlight: Yu Wang, passionate promoter of flavor research
Yu Wang was born in China as an only child in a family with protective parents, but Yu knew she wanted to see the world. She studied food engineering during her undergraduate years in Hefei, China, and wanted to change direction to study food chemistry


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UPDATED: Guidance from FDACS on Suspicious Seed Packets
September 2, 2020 From Stephen Enloe, associate professor with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants: To date, the seeds that have been identified are ordinary vegetable and flower garden species, fruit trees, and horticultural bushes and trees. No invasive plant species of concern have been found in the samples that have been analyzed


Florida Master Gardener Volunteers help youth grow up Florida-Friendly
Florida students can now learn the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) -- guidelines that help yards thrive and protect Florida’s waterways -- from a new illustrated book, thanks to UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteers. The book, “Growing Up Florida-Friendly,” was written and illustrated by two Florida Master Gardener Volunteers and designed for grade-school children