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UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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Healthy Lawns Start From the Ground Up

Healthy Lawns Start From the Ground Up

Jun 22, 10:00am - Jun 22, 11:00am

Healthy turf starts with healthy soil. Learn how to create a good foundation for your lawn. University of Florida Turf Specialist, Dr. Eban Bean, will share his research and the lessons he has learned about our sandy soils, and how we can improve the nutrient and water holding capacity in our own yards. Whether you are building a new home, trying to maintain your lawn, or struggling with a poor performing lawn, this class is a must-view! Registration is required at: ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-ihrTgjHdNi7osfAO9FB058YksUPyNV

148 interested  ·  15 going
New Master Gardener Orientation

New Master Gardener Orientation

Jun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 7:01pm

To be considered for the Hernando County Master Gardener program and to have all your questions answered, attend the orientation program from 6 to 7:00 PM, June 22, 2021. This orientation will be a little different because it will not be in person, it will be held online through Zoom. Just go to: ufl.zoom.us/.../tJYldOytpzsqHddCAFZn7k8zXMxmJcdZeRv2 to register. After orientation you can go online and complete the application form with background information and references.

107 interested  ·  8 going
CLASS FULL Just Rain Barrels Outdoor Workshop

CLASS FULL Just Rain Barrels Outdoor Workshop

Jun 23, 9:00am

23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601-4441, United States Map

Class Full.
This in-person outdoor workshop is offering Rain Barrels only (no compost bins.)
It will be held at Chinsegut Conservation Center's outdoor pole barn. 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.
Rain Barrels are $50 (checks only) and you must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. If you are a customer of Hernando County Utilities for your water, you will receive a one time credit of $25 on your water bill for attending a workshop and installing a rain barrel at your home.
To find out how to register for this workshop, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us for further direction.
Class size is limited.

35 interested  ·  3 going
The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Jun 24, 10:00am - Jun 24, 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/4392763097442540 or on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4RxX45Tacw
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester

5 interested  ·  1 going
CLASS FULL Virtual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Workshop

CLASS FULL Virtual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Workshop

Jun 24, 6:00pm

On-Line

CLASS FULL 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 - 6:45pm. 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, June 25 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 June 21st or before class is full. Class is limited. The workshops are usually held monthly.

327 interested  ·  23 going
Basic Home Maintenance for New Florida Homeowners

Basic Home Maintenance for New Florida Homeowners

Jun 28, 9:00am

June 18 at 9:00 am - “Basic Home Maintenance for New Florida Homeowners” – Join UF/IFAS Extension faculty virtually to learn how to save money and be healthy in your home. This two-hour webinar will cover pest management for your home, energy efficiency, saving water indoors and preventing mold.
Presenters: Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Director Sumter and Hernando Counties, Dr. Faith Oi, Associate Professor UF Department of Entomology and Nematology and Pest Management University Director and LuAnn Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent III – This is a recurring presentation, it will not be recorded. Link: ufl.zoom.us/j/98769277208

81 interested  ·  14 going
Reading Weeds

Reading Weeds

Jun 29, 10:00am - Jun 29, 11:00am

On Line

Join Lilly Browning as she discusses what the weeds in your yard are telling you about your soil pH and site conditions and how you can work with that information to grow a diverse and healthy yard. Dr. Bill Lester will discuss how to conduct a soil test and how to interpret the results, as well as weed control methods.

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/94297094368?pwd=elVoT0FQdUpCNGZMQmhiQXg3Y2RUQT09

Meeting ID: 942 9709 4368
Passcode: 675098

1128 interested  ·  71 going
Keeping Rats, Mice, and other Rodents out of Your House

Keeping Rats, Mice, and other Rodents out of Your House

Jun 29, 1:00pm

June 29 at 1:00 pm – “Keeping Rats, Mice, and other Rodents out of Your House and Landscape”?
In this presentation, learn how to identify and control these pesky rodents. We will cover integrated pest management which includes snap traps, baits, and exclusion. Presented by Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Director Sumter and Hernando Counties and Dr. Faith Oi, Extension Specialist and Director for Pest Management University Link: ufl.zoom.us/j/99624130447

108 interested  ·  10 going
Annual Recreational Scalloping Seminar

Annual Recreational Scalloping Seminar

Jun 30, 12:00pm - Jun 30, 1:00pm

Join us to learn more about recreational scalloping in Florida virtually! Don’t miss out!

When: June 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration: bit.ly/3fM2FtZ

Webinars are FREE, but registration is required.

During these online events, biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will provide updates about the scallop populations in the area and discuss their ongoing monitoring projects. UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant agents will share scallop-friendly techniques for harvesting and provide updates on citizen science opportunities for the season. Boating tips will be shared by our local law enforcement officers to help everyone have a safe trip out on the water.


The 2021 recreational scalloping season is set to take place July 1st – September 24th in Hernando, Citrus, and Levy counties. The 10-day mini season in Pasco county is set for July 16th – July 25th. Always check with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for rules and regulations.

Additional resources about scalloping in Florida:
• Video: How to clean a scallop
• Florida Sea Grant scalloping website
• UF/IFAS Best Scalloping Practices

101 interested  ·  13 going
Reduce Your Chemical Use

Reduce Your Chemical Use

Jul 20, 10:00am

On line

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 958 9040 8234
Passcode: 710721

Join Lilly Browning as she talks about how to have a thriving landscape that is less dependent on chemicals, and more pollinator and wildlife friendly.

10 interested  ·  2 going
Get Your Grove On: Growing Fruit in Florida

Get Your Grove On: Growing Fruit in Florida

Jul 20, 12:00pm - Jul 20, 1:00pm+5Jul 27, 12:00pm - Jul 27, 1:00pmAug 3, 12:00pm - Aug 3, 1:00pmAug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 1:00pmAug 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

315 interested
Hiring Florida-Friendly

Hiring Florida-Friendly

Jul 28, 10:00am - Jul 28, 1:00pm

On-Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/99896446429?pwd=cVEwQzBoTk9NYjBkTzhXWHV3MjBmQT09

Meeting ID: 998 9644 6429
Passcode: 906481

Join Lilly Browning as she reviews a checklist to help residents hire landscape professionals who follow the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping.

Professional landscape maintenance workers will also learn how to start the process of becoming a Certified Florida-Friendly Landscaping Professional.

24 interested  ·  2 going