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UF/IFAS Extension
Lake County

UF/IFAS Extension Lake County is a partnership between State, Federal, and Lake County government for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm (Office Hours)
9am - 4pm (Discovery Garden)

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Steps for Obtaining a Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Pesticide Applicator License
If you maintain landscapes and plan to apply pesticides for hire around occupied buildings (homes or businesses), then you need a pesticide license through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). With the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance License (LCLM) you will be able to apply herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that state "Caution" on the label on landscapes around buildings


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For Valentine’s Day, Invest in Being Better Together
Valentine’s Day is near and love is the air. For many, February 14th is the one day we set aside to celebrate love and the relationships in our lives


Egg-onomics of Keeping Backyard Chickens
It’s no secret that the cost of eggs has risen dramatically in the past several months. What was once one of the lowest cost sources of animal protein has now become fodder for internet memes with people making hyperbolic comparisons between the cost of an egg and the cost of a diamond engagement ring! As a result, our office has noticed an uptick in the number of folks calling for information about keeping backyard hens


Insight to Managing Cockroaches in a Multi-family Dwelling
Occasionally our Extension Office receives phone calls from apartment and condominium owners concerned about cockroach populations in their apartment and their apartment complex.  All it takes is one resident or one vendor to unknowingly introduce German or American cockroaches to a building


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    Soil Testing Pastures: How to Pull Samples
    The Importance of Soil Testing Soil testing is one of the most cost effective and important tools that any land managers have at their disposal. The results of a soil test will tell you what the pH of your soil is


    Soil Testing Pastures: How to Fill Out a Soil Submission Form
    Filling out a soil submission form correctly is an important step in making sure you get the right interpretation of your soil test results. Below is a run-down on how to fill out the Bahia and producer soil submission forms