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UF/IFAS Extension
Polk County

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

Contact

polk@ifas.ufl.edu
(863) 519-1041
1702 Highway 17 South
Bartow, FL 33830

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
COVID: Masks are encouraged for all guests.

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Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Pulgones
Existen múltiples plagas que pueden tener un efecto negativo en nuestros cultivos y plantas ornamentales. Una de estas plagas son los pulgones

01/06/2022

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Fruit and Fruit Trees in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!
Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples, and designing with fruit trees

09/07/2021

The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me

01/04/2022

Florida Farms Pests: Aphids
There are multiple pests that can have a negative effect on our crops and ornamental plants. One of these pests are aphids

01/06/2022

Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida
Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced

11/30/2021

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    “Birds and Their Houses: Cavity Nesters in Florida” – a new episode from Naturally Florida about birdhouses
    Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida? Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will use. Cavity-nesting birds are the type of bird that you are most likely to attract to your yard with a birdhouse or nestbox

    11/16/2021

    La Licencia de Pesticidas que Necesitas en la Industria Verde de la Florida (GI)
    Florida tiene más de 30 tipos diferentes de licencias de pesticidas. A veces resulta confuso comprender qué licencia se necesita para un aplicador de pesticidas específico

    11/03/2021