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UF/IFAS Extension
Pasco County

Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and serve as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community.

36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!
      Yes, it's been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest


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Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!
January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr


The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor


UF Researchers Work to Save Pesto!
Q: What's wrong with my basil? Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years


Make Meal Time Family Time
With kids returning to school soon, there may be some anxiety about returning to the hustle and bustle. However, as chaotic as evenings can get between pick up from extracurricular activities, helping with homework, and sticking to a bedtime routine, make sure to prioritize healthy dinners together as a family


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    Searching for (and finding!) fireflies… right here in Pasco County!
    ^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County - (filmed 7/18/21). Yes - we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact - At least 56 species of fireflies have been documented in FL!) Sadly, many people have never seen one


    What are those little black discs?
    Q: What are those little black discs?   You're suddenly finding mysterious black discs stuck to your favorite plants? (.