Matthew Orwat

Author's details

Name: Matthew Orwat
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/about/

Biography

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.

Latest posts

  1. Oak Galls Can Fool Us All — July 23, 2018
  2. Unique Roses for Northwest Florida and Beyond — April 17, 2018
  3. Workshop: Catch It Before They Kill It – Friday February 16th — January 23, 2018
  4. When Should I Prune My Fruit Trees? — January 4, 2018
  5. Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017 — December 1, 2017

Author's posts listings

Oak Galls Can Fool Us All

  Humans usually believe that we have a mastery of the natural world, and know everything about it. More often than not, nature tricks us with illusions that play on our pre-conceived notions about plant life.  We are conditioned to believe that everything hanging from a tree must be a fruit or nut of some …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/07/23/oak-galls-can-fool-us-all/

Unique Roses for Northwest Florida and Beyond

Home Gardeners, when they think of roses, their mind inevitably turns to the ‘Knockout’ rose and its offspring. That’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with ‘Knockout’ roses, it makes a great ornamental landscape plant, and it’s easy to propagate. With all the ‘Knockout’ mania, since the early 2000s, many garden roses, that are well adapted to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/04/17/unique-roses-for-northwest-florida-and-beyond/

Workshop: Catch It Before They Kill It – Friday February 16th

  Please join us for an informative workshop to learn about managing insects in fruit & vegetables. You will learn how to identify common insect pests, control insect pests and submit samples for diagnosis from University of Florida / IFAS specialists. Attendees will receive free Insect ID guides and participate in an on-site demonstration ! Pesticide CEUs will …

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When Should I Prune My Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower. While we cannot determine the exact time to prune the dooryard fruit trees in our rather variable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/04/when-should-i-prune-my-fruit-trees/

Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017

Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017. 8:00am-2:00pm At the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 For more information contact Shep Eubanks Phone: (850) 875-7255 bigbuck@ufl.edu       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the …

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Happy Thanksgiving from your Gardening in the Panhandle Team !

Happy Thanksgiving from your Gardening in the Panhandle Team !       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/23/happy-thanksgiving-from-your-gardening-in-the-panhandle-team/

Growing Winter Strawberries Workshop

Where: Washington County Agriculture Center 1424 Jackson Ave When: Saturday November 11, 9:00am-12:00pm Cost: $10.00. Refreshments Served Limit 30 participants Strawberry plant plugs will be provided to participants ! On site demonstration ! Pre Registration required for count: Contact Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu     Now is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/30/growing-winter-strawberries-workshop/

Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop

Encroaching brush, whether native or invasive, can be a problem for properties large and small. Fighting woody brush and other hard-to-kill weed species can be challenging for property owners. Many factors affect the effectiveness and efficiency of control efforts. Timing of the application is a key factor that many property owners fail to consider. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/26/controlling-brush-invasive-species-workshop/

Prepare NOW to Avoid Lawn Burweed Infestation Later

On the top of my list of lawn related annoyances is stepping into a patch of burweed, Soliva sessilis, which is in the sunflower family and is also known as spurweed. The leaves are opposite along the stem and sometimes resemble parsley. The main ways in which burweed can irk the casual gardener are sticking to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/10/prepare-now-to-avoid-lawn-burweed-infestation-later/

An Alternative to Invasive Ruellia

  Avid horticulturists often get frustrated when attractive, floriferous, versatile, durable, and easy-to-grow plants get sidelined because they have been declared an invasive species. Ruellia simplex (commonly known as Mexican petunia) was declared a category 1 invasive in 2001 by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, described as “a plant that is altering native plant communities …

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