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UF/IFAS is here to help! Our office is open for business and fully functional. At this time, we are open to the public by appointment only beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. If you find yourself needing to see someone in person, you are strongly encouraged to call the office for an appointment with the appropriate person. While not all faculty and staff will be in the office Monday through Friday, each of us will be available certain days. We will continue offering a variety of educational and interactive programs via platforms such as Zoom. We are also more than happy to help answer your questions and find solutions for your life via email, Facebook, or other digital communication. 

We look forward to working with you, and please stay safe!

Lawn & Garden


The Home Lawn and Garden program helps you to develop, maintain, and enjoy a Florida-Friendly Landscape. Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is a cost-efficient method of landscaping that uses nine integrated landscape principles. You reduce maintenance and minimize the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides in your landscape, while also protecting Florida's natural resources.

Air Potato Patrol Citizen Science Website

Air Potato Patrol Citizen Science Project

The Air Potato Patrol is a citizen science project that involves scientists and researchers with the USDA and the State of Florida and of course you — citizens concerned about the effects of invasive species on our economy and environment. The project, created by Dr. William Lester with UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County and Dr. Chris Kerr with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Hernando County Master Gardener Tree Giveaway

UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Master Gardener Program

Join the Hernando County Master Gardeners to volunteer work in the Plant nursery, the Plant Clinic, and Educational Programming.

Master Gardener Plant Clinics

For questions and answers about your lawn and landscape problems, please call or visit our UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County plant clinic. Master Gardeners will diagnose your problem. This is a free service! Master Gardeners readily identify weeds, insects, diseases and provide plant identification.