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UF/IFAS Extension
Volusia County

UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County is a partnership between State, Federal and County governments for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

(386) 822-5778
3100 E. New York Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Sea Turtles in Volusia and Flagler Counties
Sea turtle nesting season in Flagler and Volusia Counties spans from May 1 to October 31.  As we start to see more nests marked off on the beach, your best bet will be that they belong to a loggerhead sea turtle


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Celebrate World Ocean Day all summer with marine science education programs
June 8 is World Ocean Day!  The UN officially recognized World Ocean Day in 2008 to cultivate public interest in the protection of our oceans.  I hope you celebrate by spending some time near the ocean and by learning more about the importance of the ocean and what we can do to preserve it – we have some ideas for you to get started below! The ocean is intertwined with the way of


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


The 2022 Hurricane Season is Upon Us!
Hurricane season is here and preparing for the 2022 hurricane season is more challenging than ever due to a prediction of an above-normal season, supply chain issues, and raising supply and fuel costs. To combat these challenges, it is important to start purchasing supplies now, make your evacuation plan early, and participate in programs such as Florida’s Tax-Free event


Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
In a 2021 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)


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    It’s Spring! A Dubious Tiger Moth Spotting
    The Shrub Spring has sprung, and to celebrate the new season, I recently purchased a new shrub for my landscape. This being Pieris japonica ‘Planow’


    Fill Calculator Tool Makes Lawn Fertilizer Calculations Easy
    Spring is just around the corner in Florida and it’s that time when we look to the calendar and plan for our lawn feeding. Generally, this occurs when after the last full moon in February