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UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Choosing the Right Soil Test
Soil testing is a tool for homeowners who are interested in trying to find the right location for or starting a garden in the yard, planting more trees, shrubs, or flowers, or experiencing plant nutrient related issues with landscape plants.  Soil testing can help you determine if the pH is in the correct range and if there are any nutrients that are lacking


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Fall Master Gardener Volunteer 2021 Fall Training
UF/IFAS Extension Putnam County is accepting applications for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Training.  The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a group of specially trained people that assist UF/IFAS Extension in providing research-based information to the residents and communities of Putnam County


Learn more about Florida Red Tide on Nature Knowledge
It's that time of year when "red tide" often becomes a concern for coastal ecosystems in Florida.  In August 2020, the Nature Knowledge program hosted Dr


Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy (OAWP) BMP program, a BMP is defined by law as a means, a practice or combination of practices determined by the coordinating agencies, based on research,


Introduction to Florida Friendly Landscaping
Introduction to the 9 Principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping This program provides an introduction to 9 principles that help guide homeowners make the best choices in the design, installation, and maintenance of their landscapes. Proper use of these principles can help reduce the utilization of water, fertilizers, and pesticides and can lead to saving money


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    Sweet Summer Veggie Treats
    By Wendy Mussoline, UF/IFAS Multi-County Agriculture Agent When we have that need to satisfy our “sweet tooth” we often choose chocolate or ice cream.  If we’re on a healthy kick, then we might make a better choice and satisfy our cravings with some refreshing summer fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, or blackberries


    Celebrating Outdoors – Sun Safety
    Time to Celebrate! As we move towards Memorial Day weekend, many of us may have plans to spend it outdoors grilling, enjoying the beach or lake, picnicking with friends, and remembering those special people in our lives who have passed while serving our country.  As you celebrate and honor the service women and men and enjoy the outdoors, it is important to remember to protect your skin