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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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Does Florida Have its Own Version of a Cranberry?
Thanksgiving week is upon on us. It’s a time for giving thanks, spending time with family and enjoying good food


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Screening Out Psyllids in Citrus with Individual Protective Covers (IPCs)
Growing citrus in Florida is challenging whether you are a commercial producer or a hobbyist gardener. Perhaps the biggest challenge to viable citrus production is HLB, short for huanglongbing, the endemic disease that has depleted about 75% of commercial citrus acreage in Florida over the past 17 years


Poisonous Plants and Pets
Houseplants are having a moment right now. Even I, a confirmed “brown thumb” have ventured into houseplant husbandry and been surprised by how enjoyable the hobby can be


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    Sandhill Cranes: Living in Harmony with Your Natural Neighbors
    “What are those!?”As a Florida native I take the regular presence of the sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) for granted, but my out of state visitor was quite shaken both by their size and by their shrill call. To be fair, at just under 4ft in height with a wingspan of over 6ft, these birds are impressive to say the least! Sandhill cranes are mostly gray with a bald spot of ruby red skin on the top of their heads and a


    Prepping Trees for Hurricanes
    Severe weather is common in Florida, but hurricanes are major storms that can cause unpredictable damage. Preparing trees for these events is nearly impossible