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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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Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)


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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.


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


Become a Wildflower Explorer
According to Legend, Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in our fair state on April 2, 1513 and promptly named it La Florida, or “The Land of Flowers.” Perhaps he was honoring the Easter Holy Week in which he landed


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Florida
Florida now has confirmed cases of Bird Flu, which is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).  While the cases in Brevard, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties were detected in wild birds, poultry owners need to be vigilant


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    Growing Groceries: Perfect Pineapples at Home
    Growing pineapples at home is easy! Interested in adding a patch of pineapples to your home garden? Learn how to grow perfect pineapples from University of Florida researchers and take home 3 Ananas comosus 'Florida Special' pineapple plants at our next Growing Groceries Workshop. The workshop will be given live on Zoom at 3:00pm on March 8 and you can pick up your plants from our office or the Master Gardener nursery on Saturday March 12


    Native Milkweeds: Help Monarch Butterflies Survive and Thrive
    Bring on the Monarch butterflies! The fall eastern migration route of the world’s most famous butterfly, the North American Monarch (Danaus plexippus), may include the Florida peninsula as they fly south to Mexico, with some staying in south Florida and the Caribbean. The long route to winter resting grounds may require three or more generations of each butterfly


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