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UF/IFAS Extension
Hernando County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Hernando County is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

(352) 754-4433
16110 Aviation Loop Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Bugs, Drones, and Trees! Oh, My!
Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal dunes, pastures, and urban landscapes


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Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know.


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


How To Get Your Pests Identified
'Pests' come in a variety of shapes and sizes! Insects, fungal diseases, weeds and snails can all be plant pests. Don't waste time, money and chemicals if you don't even know what your problem is!  If you are having a problem with your plants we can help you identify what your problem is and advise you on what you can do to help remedy the situation


Small Ruminants for Small Properties
People who own ‘small acreage’ usually look to have some ‘small agriculture’ that perhaps enhances their income or enhances their rural lifestyle. Poultry are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to manage


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    Registration Open for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course
    Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore coastal habitats during the four in-person field trips


    Land and Sea! 6th Annual Coastal Cleanup
    It's that time of year again! SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Coastal Cleanup! Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County are teaming up with local businesses and the County government to host the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup in Hernando Beach, Florida. Thousands of volunteers worldwide can participate in this international cleanup through a location nearest them


    Make a Donation By making a donation to UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, you help to support the research-based educational programs & classes we offer to the community.