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UF/IFAS Extension
Alachua County

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.

Contact

alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 955-2402
22712 W Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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High Tunnels Use in Specialty Crop Production
There are several reasons to consider building a high tunnel. The most common reasons include protecting crops from the elements, extension of cropping seasons, and improved crop yield and quality

02/22/2022

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Our beekeeping series IS BACK!
We are excited to announce that we are resuming our beekeeping series in 2022. Go ahead and save the dates below and join us! The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County has developed a series of short courses that will help you get started as a beekeeper

12/15/2021

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule
In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer

02/04/2022

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 
Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke

07/01/2022

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    Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)
    If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round

    07/01/2022

    Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)
    Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga común en Florida durante todo el año, especialmente durante el final del verano/otoño

    07/01/2022