Category: Conservation

Sea Grant Notes – Oct 13, 2017

WATER QUALITY   HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU’S GRANDE, TEXAR, AND CHICO – AS WELL AS QUIETWATER BEACH, SANDERS BEACH, AND BIG LAGOON STATE PARK     Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus… Read More

Grant to build up ecological ‘resilience’ in Big Bend

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. For residents who depend on the fishing grounds… Read More

2016 Florida Panhandle Diamondback Terrapin Survey Report

Project Objective: Record sightings of terrapin, or terrapin sign to determine if terrapins still exist in the Florida Panhandle. Identify nesting beaches for future population studies.   Project Methods: Train citizen scientist on how to identify terrapins or… Read More

Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay

MEETING NOTICE Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay November 15, 2016 From 5 – 6 PM Apalachicola Community Center 1 Bay Avenue Scientists from the University of Florida, and resource managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation… Read More

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Fertilize appropriately

Fertilizer can increase the beauty and health of lawn and landscape. When used correctly. Used incorrectly, however, it can wreak havoc on yards, ecosystems and more.

UF/IFAS FRED faculty win EPAF awards

Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty in the food and resource economics department have each been selected for UF/IFAS Extension Professional and Enhancement awards.  These awards highlight exceptional UF/IFAS Extension programming, and earn… Read More

Seahorse Key Marine Lab moves to cross-campus management

Seahorse Key lighthouse

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Santa Fe College have teamed up to manage the Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory, an off-shore facility in the Cedar… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Right plant, right place

Many homeowners turn to their yards when it comes time to bump up the beauty and pump up the property value, only to watch in mounting frustration as plant after plant withers under blazing sunlight or sags in… Read More