Hurricane Irma’s Impacts on Florida’s Coastal Water Quality (11/15/2017) by Lisa Krimsky - Hurricane Irma is now two months behind us.  While most of us are familiar with, and may still be dealing with the impacts of the storm on land, the impacts to coastal environments can also be significant, though... Read More
a tractor plowing a field Ag BMPs: Implementation Verification Rulemaking Becomes Effective Today (11/1/2017) by marylusk - The 2016 Florida Water Bill established that agricultural best management practices (BMPs) are enforceable and that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) shall verify implementation of BMPs by enrolled producers and landowners. In short, simply... Read More
Credit: UF/IFAS Photos-reclaimed-water-onGolfCourse Reclaimed Water: Frequently Asked Questions (6/20/2017) by marylusk - ~A look at how reclaimed water is produced, what’s in it and how it can be used on lawns and food crops.~ ~Follow the UF IFAS Water Agents on Facebook and Twitter. Reclaimed Water Florida is rightly known... Read More
Senate Bill 10: A Summary (5/11/2017) by Lisa Krimsky - The end of the Florida legislative session concluded with the approval of a bill related specifically to water resources. Governor Scott signed Senate Bill 10 late on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. SB 10, sponsored by Senate President Joe... Read More
Fine Tuning with Soil Moisture Sensors (4/12/2017) by Charles Barrett - Tools in the toolbox Soil moisture sensors are a great tool for irrigators but they are not the only tool available. The fist thing any good irrigator should do is create an irrigation schedule. The schedule should be... Read More
Water in the South Central Extension District: Big Issues Part II (8/25/2016) by marylusk - ~A look at National Estuary Programs on Florida’s Gulf Coast and 5 things we can do to protect them If you live in Florida, chances are you have a water story. Whether it involves childhood memories of a day... Read More
6 Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Florida Water Bill (7/1/2016) by marylusk - It’s Florida Water Bill Day! A new water law becomes effective in Florida today, July 1, 2016. Most famously known as the “Water Bill,” this Florida legislation was 2 years in the making and has a little something... Read More
Water in the Extension South Central District: Big Issues, Part I (6/24/2016) by marylusk - Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has said that in a state as diverse as Florida, water is the closest thing we have to a shared identity. I’ve been travelling up and down Florida’s Gulf Coast the last... Read More
Water Reuse in the Sunshine State (5/19/2016) by marylusk - Those purple pipes that carry reclaimed water to sprinkler systems all over Florida have just become famous. Recognizing that “Florida’s environment, economy, and quality of life depend on a clean and reliable supply of water,” Governor Rick Scott... Read More