I am getting some calls from people asking about the Asian Giant Hornet or the “murder hornet”. Vespa mandarinia, is native to Japan and can be found in many other countries throughout Asia. The first colony that was… Read More
Category: Natural Resources
Shade trees have inherent assets that not only benefit our local environment, but our wallets too! The value of shade trees in your garden is limitless.
Is your business considering going green? If so, join UF/IFAS Waste Reduction Program to learn steps to implement environmentally sustainable programs into your business. This course is designed to introduce businesses with best management practices (BMPs) for implementing… Read More
Over the last eight weeks we have had lessons on a variety of backyard habitats where wildlife may gather in your yard. Some are natural, like trees, fallen logs, and leaf litter on the ground. Others are more… Read More
Conserving Water In part one, I described where our potable water comes from, how it is used, and some important reasons to conserve. Now, let’s look at an alternative water resource known as reclaimed water.
As we embrace the marine life of the Gulf of Mexico during this year of “Embracing the Gulf”, we are currently hooked on worms. In the last article we talked about the gross and creepy flatworms. Gross because… Read More
DAVIE, Fla. – At one time, the concept of vegetables growing inside a temperature-controlled facility where LED lights and advanced technology set the pace for year-round harvesting, promoted photosynthesis and water use efficiency, and required no pesticides, was… Read More
1. What experience or experiences led you to pursue a career in entomology? There were a couple of experiences that got me interested in entomology, but I will share the most important one with you. It all started… Read More
With the start of rainy season upon us, it also means residents will begin to see termite swarms, specifically West Indian drywood termites (Cryptotermes brevis). Here in the Florida Keys we have two economically damaging termites, Asian subterranean… Read More
By: Bethany Wight, Biologist UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Shanna Stingu grew up in Bruce, WI, a predominantly rural area of the state. With a population of only 700, Bruce is actually not a city but… Read More