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Duval County

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Duval 4-H to Compete in State Food Challenge
The 4-H program helps youth find new interests that spark their desire to learn and teach others. One 4-H member's spark has led him to form a team and compete in the new Florida 4-H Food Challenge


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Terrariums for Fun till Spring
By Tonya Ashworth, Extension Agent Right now, my plants outside look a bit sad. But, like many gardeners, I can’t go for too long without getting some dirt under my fingernails


Houseplants and Humidity in NE Florida Winters
After several mild winters, NorthEast Florida has experienced several recent cold spells where we have turned up the thermostats in our homes.  Homes typically have low humidity levels anyway but during the winter, heat pumps and other heating sources can create dry air throughout the house


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    Frost Protection
    With three days of hard freeze already this winter and another weekend of freezing temps ahead, our gardens need us to brush up on frost protection. When does frost occur? Frost, which is a layer of ice crystals, is formed when water vapor on a plant condenses and freezes without first becoming dew


    The Label is the Law
    Early in my career as a forester I advised a homeowner to use a certain pesticide to treat an insect problem he was having.  He called me back a week later to tell me that after he followed my advice, his plant was killed