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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!

7620 SR 471 Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513-8716


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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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


What's Going on in Florida

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.


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Growing Okra for Gumbo and Beyond
If you’ve ever made a gumbo before (or you’re feeling adventurous this Mardi Gras season), you’ve faced a decision near the end: how to thicken it. Contrary to popular belief, the roux – a mix of flour and fat that forms the base of the stew – does not contribute much at all to thickening the dish


Weeds and Winter and Dangers for Florida Livestock
With cold weather comes the potential for livestock losses.  Once our perennial grasses become dormant and unproductive, it becomes more likely for weed poisonings to occur


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    Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!
    If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally present on the roots of warm season turf, so that means it is probably chillin’ in your Florida yard right now


    Medicare Webinars
    Live, Interactive, online classes 12:00 p.m