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UF/IFAS Extension
Orange County

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County provides education and information to residents and businesses through workshops, publications, and mass media in the areas of family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture. Current classes/events are listed on our events calendar.

(407) 254-9200
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812


Monday - Friday
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Plant Clinic Monday - Friday 10:00a.m. - 5p.m.

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Everything Gets Hotter In The City
It’s a cool, calm, collected drive through the rural backroads of Orange County. A place where fresh air and greenery is in abundance, and you can't help but roll the windows down, turn up the radio, and take a deep breath


What's Going on in Florida

GI-BMP Class in SPANISH 6/22/22
El fertilizante es regulado en la Florida y en Orange County. Cada persona que aplica fertilizantes por contrato por ley está obligado obtener una certificación para la aplicacion de fertilizantes


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


Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens
Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently


No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31
That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution levels are too high


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    Institutional Applicators–Getting into compliance!
    The Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to update the Orange County Fertilizer Applicators Ordinance during Spring 2022. Commercial, for hire, fertilizer applicators AND institutional fertilizer applicators that need to apply fertilizer as part of their job on a property they own, or is owned by their employer, are all required to be trained in Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)


    Keep the Pressure Down!
    May is High Blood Pressure Education Month! What is high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? Hypertension occurs when your blood pressure is consistently higher than normal (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020). Hypertension can put you at risk for health problems such as heart attack and stroke