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UF/IFAS Extension
Sumter County

UF/IFAS is here to help! At this time, we are open to the public by appointment only beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. If you find yourself needing to see someone in person, you are strongly encouraged to call the office for an appointment. We look forward to working with you, stay safe!

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sumter@ifas.ufl.edu
352-569-6862
7620 SR 471 Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513-8716

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)
In a recent in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)

09/03/2021

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Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know.

04/20/2021

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

08/06/2021

Your Pesticide Applicator License Is Not Your Fertilizer License (and Vice-Versa)
Note: This post does not apply to homeowners caring for their own lawns; it applies to commercial and public applicators only. I often get questions about pesticide licenses, and for good reason: it gets confusing

08/26/2021

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,

06/24/2021

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    Pasture Weed Control Tips
    There are several factors that determine our success using herbicides on pasture.  The herbicides, themselves, are highly effective and highly researched

    03/25/2021

    Fall Colors and Flavors
    When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food? “Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squash, red peppers, and of course, pumpkins! While these colors may represent the season of fall, the red and orange colors are so much more than just the hue of the fruits and vegetables

    09/22/2021