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UF/IFAS Extension
Orange County

The Smith/Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service (Orange County - February 23, 1914). Since then, numerous Extension professionals have dedicated their lives to help identify county needs and develop results oriented programs to help solve those needs.

Contact

orange@ifas.ufl.edu
(407) 254-9200
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812

Hours

Monday - Friday
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Plant Clinic Monday - Friday 8a.m. - Noon; 1p.m. - 5p.m.

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Spending Time Outside in the Summer
During a Florida summer, we often dread stepping outside to face temperatures upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you take the right steps, exercise and leisure activities can be done outside safely and comfortably

06/17/2021

What's Going on in Florida

Growing Vegetables in Greenhouses and High Tunnels
Protected vegetable production increases Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017

06/03/2021

Beneficial Garden Bugs: The Good Flies
Not all bugs are alike.  Some bugs in Florida are garden pests, because they can do a lot of damage to plants, especially during the growing season

06/17/2021

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns
Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement

06/11/2021

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    What’s in Bloom? …Plumerias
    Sad Stick to Blossom Queen Plumerias are a group of closely related flowering plants that are synonymous with “tropical.” Another name for these plants is “frangipani,” which sounds much more like the nickname of a bullied middle schooler

    06/08/2021

    Fuel Forward
    Ever feel like the energy fuel tank is on empty? Wake up tired, go to work tired, go home tired, and the cycle repeats day after day, making you think you’re in the movie Groundhog Day. Most people at some point in life may need to make minor adjustments to what you eat and your physical activity routine to help your mind and body feel better

    06/02/2021