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Notebook Contributors:

Larry Halsey, editor, Jefferson County Extension Director    (retired)

Jim DeValerio, Bradford County Extension Agent

Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension Agent

Steve Gaul, Nassau County Extension Agent

Dr. Richard Sprenkel, NFREC-Quincy, IPM Specialist (retired)

Dr. Danielle Treadwell,   Horticulture Sciences, Organic Specialist


Conservation of Bats in Florida

Effective Bat Houses for Florida

Insect Pest Management Provided by Bats



Blueberry Gall Midge: A Major Insect Pest of Blueberries in the Southeastern US

Blueberry Gardener Guide

Blueberry Varieties for Florida

Micro-irrigation of Young Blueberries in Florida

Protecting Blueberries from Freezes in Florida

Pruning Blueberries in Florida

Southern Highbush Blueberry Cultivars from the University of Florida



Corn - Preparing Corn: Cream Style for Canning

Corn - Preparing Corn: Whole Kernel for Canning

Jam/Jelly - Jam with Added Pectin: Pear-Apple Jam

Jam/Jelly - Jelly with Added Pectin:  Grape-Plum Jelly

Jam/Jelly - Making Jams and Jellies with Added Pectin

Jam/Jelly - Making Jelly Without Added Pectin

Mixed Vegetables - Preparing Mixed Vegetables for Canning

Peppers - Preparing Peppers for Canning

Potatoes - Preparing Potatoes, Sweet: Pieces or Whole for Canning

Potatoes - Preparing Potatoes, White:  Cubed or Whole for Canning

Tomato - Selecting, Preparing, Canning:  Spaghetti Sauce with Meat

Tomato - Selecting, Preparing, Canning:  Tomato Ketchup

Tomato - Selecting, Preparing, Canning:  Tomatoes



Compost Tips for the Home Gardener

Construction of Home Compost Units

Converting Yard Wastes Into Landscape Assets



No-No's to Dogs

Poisonous Plants to Dogs



Energy Efficient Homes:  Air Conditioning

Energy Efficient Homes:  Appliances in General

Energy Efficient Homes:  Ceiling Fans

Energy Efficient Homes:  Comparing Homes for Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Homes:  Duct System

Energy Efficient Homes:  Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Homes:  Fluorescent Lighting

Energy Efficient Homes:  Home Inspections

Energy Efficient Homes:  Incentive Programs for Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Homes:  Irrigation Systems

Energy Efficient Homes:  Landscaping

Energy Efficient Homes:  Laundry Area

Energy Efficient Homes:  Water Heaters




Bulbs for Florida

Gardening with Perennials


Food Safety

Preventing Foodborne Illness: Clostridium botulinum

Preventing Foodborne Illness:  Norovirus

Food Safety for the Holiday Season



Apple - Low Chill Apple Cultivars for North Florida and North Central Florida

Avocado - Avocado Growing in the Florida Home Landscape

Banana - Banana Growing in the Florida Home Landscape

Dooryard Fruit Varieties

Fig - The Fig

Loquat - Loquat Growing in the Florida Home Landscape

Olive - Olives for Your Florida Landscape

Peach/Nectarine - Peaches and Nectarines for Central and North Florida

Pear - Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat': 'Aristocrat' Callery Pear

Pear - Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford': 'Bradford' Callery Pea

Pear - Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire': 'Redspire' Callery Pea

Pineapple - Growing Pineapple in the Florida Home Landscape

Pomegranate - The Pomegranate



Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden

Grow Vegetables Without Soil

Hydroponic Vegetable Production in Florida



Bahiagrass for Florida Lawns

Establishing Your Florida Lawn

Native Florida Plants for Home Landscapes

New nd Not So New Lawn Grasses for Florida

St. Augustine for Florida Lawns

Watering Your Florida Lawn

Weed Management Guide for Florida Lawns



Poultry - Care of Baby Chicks

Poultry - Small Poultry Flock Nutrition



Gourmet Mushroom Production - Supply List

Mushroom - Agaricus bisporus (Lge.) Sing.


Poisonous Plants

Creeping Indigo, A Poisonous Plant of Concern in Florida Pastures

Identification of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac in Florida

Plants that Poison Farm Animals

Poisonous Plants Around the Home

Poisonous Plants in the Landscape


Ponds / Aquaculture

Aeration - The role of Aeration in Pond Management

Dissolved Oxygen for Fish Production

Selecting a Method for Sealing Ponds in Florida

Weed Control for Florida Ponds



Propagation of Landscape Plants

Propagation of Woody Ornamentals by Cuttings

Propagation of Woody Ornamentals by Grafting and Budding

Seed Propagation of Woody Ornamentals


Sewing / Sewing-related

Four Patch Quilt

Rail Fence Quilt


Soil Testing Information

Bahia Producer Form

Citrus Producer Form

Commercial Sod Producer Form

Soil Testing Form - homeowner

Soil Testing Form - producer

Water Test Info


Trees and Shrubs

Crapemyrtle of Florida

Crapemyrtle Pruning

How to Identify a Tree


Native Trees of North Florida

Planting Shrubs in Florida Landscapes


Vegetables and Vegetable Gardening

Bean Sprouts

Community - Starting a Community Garden

Cucurbits - Weed Control in Cucurbit Crops

Herbs in the Florida Garden

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Tomatoes - Disease Control for Tomatoes

Tomatoes - Florida Plant Disease Management Guide

Vegetable Gardening Guide



Coffee Senna, Cassia occidentalis L

Cogongrass (Imprata cylindrica)-Biology, Ecology and Management in FL Grazing Lands

Florida Pusley, Richardia scabra L.

Horse Nettle, Solanum carolinense L.

Improving Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds

Purple Nutsedge, Cyperus rotundus L.

Tropical Soda Apple

Weed Management in Sesame

Wild Radish, Raphanus raphanistrum L.



Alligators - Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Alligators

Bats - Bats of Florida

Bats - Effective Bat Houses for Florida

Bats - Conservation of Bats in Florida

Bats - Insect Pest Management Services Provided by Bats

Bears - Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Bears

Birds - Attracting Backyard Birds: Bird Feeder Selection

Birds - Helping Cavity Nesters in Florida

Birds - Hummingbirds of Florida

Butterfly Gardening in Florida

Cool-Season Forage Recommendations for Wildlife Food Plots in North Florida

Frogs - Managing Conflicts with Wildlife:  Living with Frogs

Hogs - Managing Conflicts with Wildlife:  Living with Hogs

Managing Oaks to Produce Food for Wildlife

Native Plants that Benefit Native Wildlife in the Florida Panhandle

Snakes - Florida's Non-Venomous Snakes

Snakes - Florida's Venomous Snakes

Snakes - Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Snakes

Snakes - Snakes in Florida's Residential Areas

Value of Oaks to Wildlife