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Category: Natural Resources

DEMONSTRATING A BETTER WAY TO COUNT: UTILIZING DRONES FOR MANATEE SYNOPTIC SURVEYS

B.J. Scharf1 and J.S. Strickland2 1 Marine Science Agent – UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County; 16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 2 County Extension Director and Agricultural Agent – UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County; 1921 Kissimmee Valley Ln, Kissimmee, FL… Read More

HERBICIDE MIXING MATH FOR NATURAL AREAS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL Situation: Land managers rely on herbicide to control invasive species in natural areas. However, improper application can have unintended environmental impacts and waste time, money, and resources. In addition, there… Read More

GO SPRINGS & GET WET! EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT WATER ON THE WATER

A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL and Y. Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension, Central District, Apopka, FL. Situation: The projected population of Marion County is expected to reach over 411,000 people in 2025. With increasing urban development, Marion… Read More

RESTORING A 1920’S GOLF COURSE INTO AN ECOLOGICAL PARK: A CASE STUDY OF THE ROLLING HILLS

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and K. McCormick, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: The Rolling Hills Park project is a Florida Communities Trust… Read More

PROGRAMS TRANSFORM WATER USE

L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL Situation: The water resources in Florida are at risk with a 2019 population estimate of 21.48 million people which is growing by almost 1,000 new residents daily. These new residents… Read More

Research examines efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer for tomatoes

The efficient use of fertilizer is a concern to those in and outside of agricultural production. Too much, or application at the wrong time, wastes resources for producers and can pose a risk to the environment. Researchers in… Read More

Coastal Shoreline Restoration from the couch

Going virtual In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats – or, at least, we were until COVID-19 threw a wrench in our plans. But we press on! We are excited to announce… Read More