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UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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Many of our classes are free to the public, but some may include a small registration fee to cover costs.

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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Aug 5, 10:00am - Aug 5, 11:00am

Tune in for our weekly plant clinic! Ask questions live online and get research-based answers and advice- broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live! Join Dr. William Lester with the University of Florida Extension Service in Hernando County and his co-host Lilly Browning with Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Feel free to send pictures of problem plants or insects to wlester@ufl.edu and ask us your questions! You can find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HernandoExt/posts/4523532297698952 or on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d--b3ikSTI8
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester
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Get Your Grove On: Growing Fruit in Florida

Get Your Grove On: Growing Fruit in Florida

Aug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 1:00pm+2Aug 17, 12:00pm - Aug 17, 1:00pmAug 24, 12:00pm - Aug 24, 1:00pm

Seminole County FL1101 E 1st StSanford, FL32771 Map

Learn about growing fruit trees in Florida in this weekly lunch and learn series. Each week we'll discuss different trees.

REGISTRATION IS THROUGH ZOOM
zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AuAsWnMtTHKUfTnxl0WkVA

Agenda:
20-Jul
12:00 12:05 Introduction to the course and fruit production in FL
12:05 12:15 FFL Principles
12:15 12:30 Growing apples
12:30 12:45 Growing avocados
12:45 1:00 Banana production and IPM

27-Jul
12:00 12:05 Introduction to the course and fruit production in FL
12:05 12:15 FFL Principles
12:15 12:30 Growing blackberries
12:30 12:45 Pests, Pathogens and IPM of Blueberry
12:45 1:00 How to grow carambola

3-Aug
12:00 12:05 Introduction to the course and fruit production in FL
12:05 12:15 FFL Principles
12:15 12:30 Citrus management and challenges
12:30 12:45 Growing Figs in Florida
12:45 1:00 How to grow longan / lychee

10-Aug
12:00 12:05 Introduction to the course and fruit production in FL
12:05 12:15 FFL Principles
12:15 12:30 Pests, pathogens and IPM of loquat
12:30 12:45 Mango tree management
12:45 1:00 Mulberry production

17-Aug
12:00 12:05 Introduction to the course and fruit production in FL
12:05 12:15 FFL Principles
12:15 12:30 Muscadine grape management
12:30 12:45 Pests, Pathogens and IPM Papaya
12:45 1:00 How to manage your peaches & nectarines

24-Aug
12:00 12:05 Introduction to the course and fruit production in FL
12:05 12:15 FFL Principles
12:15 12:30 Propagation and IPM of Pineapple
12:30 12:45 Pomegranate production
12:45 1:00 Weird & wonderful: Overview of additional fruit crops
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Tiny Gardens - Big Impact

Tiny Gardens - Big Impact

Aug 11, 10:00am

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Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/98945114413?pwd=RWh1UXZjODRlMDF4bHkwSmxUWDdaZz09

Meeting ID: 989 4511 4413
Passcode: 726667



Small spaces can have a big impact on our eco-system. Learn how to attract pollinators and bring beauty and function to your cozy space using Florida-Friendly principles.
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Virtual Compost and Rain Barrel Workshop

Virtual Compost and Rain Barrel Workshop

Aug 19, 6:00pm - Aug 19, 8:00pm

On-Line

Read carefully - Clicking "going" on this event is not registration. Email LillyB@hernandocounty.us
A virtual Compost and Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered by Hernando County Utilities and Hernando County Solid Waste and University of Florida IFAS Extension at Hernando County.
The Compost Workshop will run from 6:00pm - 6:40pm. Compost bins are free to Hernando County residents who attend the workshop. One bin per household.
The Rain Barrel Workshop will be held from 6:45 - 7:30pm. You must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. Rain barrels are $50. Customers of Hernando County Utilities will receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing one at their home.
Pick up of bins and barrels will be on Friday, August 20th between 10:00am and 2:00pm at Hernando County Utilities, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
To receive details about registering for these workshops, you MUST email Lilly at LillyB@hernandocounty.us by August 17th or before class is full. Class size is limited. The workshops are usually held monthly
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Is Your Well Water Well?

Is Your Well Water Well?

Aug 24, 10:00am - Aug 24, 12:00pm

University of Florida/IFAS Extension at Hernando County16110 Aviation LoopBrooksville, FL34604 Map

Did you know... Approximately one in every five private wells has contamination.

UF/IFAS Extension is partnering with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and offering this educational workshop. Attendees will learn the potential pollutant sources, what steps can be taken to lessen potential impacts from these sources, and how to manage your private wells and septic systems.

After the workshop, you will also receive a complimentary water testing for bacteria (worthy $65 commercially). We will interpret the water quality results and discuss the potential prevention and treatment methods with you if contaminants are present.

Registration: $5.00/person, including handouts, light refreshments, and water testing for bacteria. To register please go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/is-your-well-water-well-tickets-161535913265
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Trees! Marvelous Trees!

Trees! Marvelous Trees!

Aug 25, 10:00am

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hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/97480622372?pwd=OHdQc1FTdTIyaVZVbzEzT045TjJEUT09

Meeting ID: 974 8062 2372
Passcode: 330550

In this class, we will discuss the trees of Central Florida, how to choose the best ones for your landscape and how to care for the trees you already have.
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Diverse Lawn Areas - How to Break Away from Monotonous Monocultures

Diverse Lawn Areas - How to Break Away from Monotonous Monocultures

Sep 1, 10:00am

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Meeting ID: 914 9854 3290
Passcode: 565408

In this class, we will discuss chemical-free lawn care, acceptance of "weeds" in the lawn, lawn alternatives and how to reduce turf areas and turn them into pollinator havens. Join Lilly Browning and her guest, Frank Galdo, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Pasco County.
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Favorite Plants of Florida Pest Insects

Favorite Plants of Florida Pest Insects

Sep 8, 10:00am

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Learn about key pests and the plants they are most attracted to. We will discuss control methods and learning the difference between pest insects and beneficial allies.

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5th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Hernando Coastal Cleanup

5th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Hernando Coastal Cleanup

Sep 18, 8:30am - Sep 18, 1:00pm

Linda Pedersen Park6400 Shoal Line Blvd. Hernando Beach FloridaSpring Hill, FL34607 Map

Join us for our 5th Annual Coastal Cleanup!

Event is free, but registration is required: 2021coastalcleanup.eventbrite.ca

Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Check-in Station: Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill

Free t-shirts to the first 150 volunteers who check in at the Linda Pedersen Station on September 18th.

We are also looking for sponsors for the t-shirts as well as give aways during the event. Please contact Brittany Scharf (bhallscharf@ufl.edu) if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.
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UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course

UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course

Oct 4, 9:00am - Oct 6, 12:30pm

Virtual Live Classroom

When: October 4 - 6, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Zoom platform (live classroom)
Registration Required: octoberdrone2021.eventbrite.ca

Did you know you need a certificate (license) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when a drone is operated professionally?

This virtual course is designed to help prepare those who want to incorporate drones into their professional career and need to pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

Course will cover regulations, airspace, sectionals, weather and performance, restricted areas, airport operations, and communication. Practice tests will be provided.

Books and class activity kit will be mailed directly to the address of the individual registered for the course prior to the start of the course. Cost of these items are covered in the course registration fee. Registration will close September 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to give time for course materials to arrive via postal service.

This course is taught by Brittany Scharf, Stacy Strickland, Kalan Taylor, Matt Smith, and Tim Wilson.
Note: This course does not teach participants how to fly a drone and does not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

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