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UF/IFAS Extension
Clay County

UF/IFAS Extension Clay County provides research-based information and educational programs to improve the quality of life of our residents. This information and these programs are in the areas of family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture.

(904) 284-6355
2463 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

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The Buzz on Honey Bee Swarms
The warm Florida spring is well upon us and honey bee colonies have certainly taken notice. The UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office has received numerous calls concerning honey bees forming dense masses of bees


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Clay County 4-H COVID-19 Updates
UPDATED: August 19, 2020 - 9:00 A.M


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Crabgrass in St. Augustinegrass Lawns
One of the most common summer weeds we see in lawns in Florida is crabgrass.  This grass really stands out with its spreading habit away from a center point, growing over the lawn, and is often hairy


St. Augustinegrass Seed? Can’t buy that.
Turfgrass can be tricky in Florida and at times, you may find some thin spots in your yard that you would like to improve.  Originally coming from the Northeast, I remember throwing out some Tall Fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass seed to accomplish this but, being Florida, it's not that simple here


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    Keeping Your Live Oaks Alive
    Throughout Clay County, the stately Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is adored as a shade and ornamental tree.  The large trunks, sometimes up to six feet in diameter, carry limbs that droop under their own weight over time and often covered with strands of Spanish moss


    Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!
    The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training!  Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program strives to be the premier source of horticultural education in our state and the Clay County group is up to this challenge.  We have over 75 active volunteers working a wide variety of