The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is a partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida/IFAS, & the United States Dept. of Agriculture. Current programs offered are listed on the events calendar.
106 SW 140th Terrace, Suite 3
Jonesville, FL 32669
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Tiny, Mighty Seed
Introduction The tiny, mighty seed. Have you ever held a seed in your hand and imagined how big it will become? An acorn growing to a large oak? The winged seed of a pine becoming a towering giant of the forest? The little pepper seed that fuels the spice of our dinner plates? Seeds come in many different shapes and sizes, but they also play a major role in ecological function and agricultural production
From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues
Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In the chapter Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves escape the goblins to find themselves trapped by Wargs
What's Going on in Florida
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Groundbreaking
On October 15, 2020 the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County broke ground for their new Extension office to be built at the Alachua County Ag & Equestrian Center, Newberry, FL. "It has been a long road with some bumps along the way," said UF/IFAS Extension Director, Dr
What is a Crypto Scam?
Almost 6,800 consumers reported more than $80 million in cryptocurrency-investment scam losses during the six months ending March 31, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned. The median loss was $1,900
What Are All Of These Caterpillars!?
Introduction This Spring has been very favorable for several moth species, and among them is the Tussock Moth. You may be seeing a profuse amount of the moth caterpillars around your home, work or farm
Meet the Ambrosia Beetle
By Tatiana Sanchez1 and Remy Powell2 1Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County; 2UF/IFAS Extension Intern, Public Health Master student. I was sitting on my in-law’s porch late in the afternoon when I noticed tiny “flies” flying around
Planting Considerations for Corn in Northeast Florida
Introduction Many producers have started planting corn or will be doing so in Northeast Florida within the next few weeks. There are several consideration that need to be made to increase seedling germination, stand counts and yield
Gardens of the World: A Great American Tradition
An American Landscape Perspective Over the past couple of months, we explored the Gardens of the World. Our explorations together took us through time starting with the Egyptian gardens along the Nile River to Greece, Rome, Persia, Asia, and Europe’s Medieval and Renaissance Gardens