The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.
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Are Your Trees Ready for the Hurricane Season?
Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How close the tree is to your own property? Usually, when we think of hurricanes, we think about our property or our homeowner insurance (mine increased by 40%!), but not much about the trees located near our houses
Safe Boating on Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond
Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), released its 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report. Miami-Dade County ranked second for the highest boating accident rate
What's Going on in Florida
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance to Farmers Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Farmers This is a summary of what has been released so far. In this post we covered sections of: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Assistance to Individuals, Families and Businesses Families First Coronavirus Response Act The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA) & the Emergency Paid Sick Leave
New Equine Course Available!
Equine Academy New Self-Paced Online Course Available for Horse Owners! Whether you are an avid horseman or just recently got your first horse, we have a course for you! This in-depth course covers the five core areas of owning a horse: pastures, nutrition, health, safety, and horsemanship. For just $10 you will have access to over 30 pages of content, from presentations, to articles, videos, and other reference materials
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the fruit: The avocado has been grown in Florida for over 100
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world and can weigh
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Approaching! Here three ideas to help prevent financial abuse in senior adults.
Help prevent financial fraud abuse in senior adults. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 90% of financial fraud in senior adults is caused by family members or people who know the senior adult well
“They” Have Emerged!
No, not Brood X Periodical Cicadas - those are not found here in Florida. Not “murder hornets” either