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Category: Water

Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem

RUSKIN, Fla. — Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways…. Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Reclaimed Water

Reclaimed water is something that has been engineered and perfected over time. We have so much of it within Florida too. The benefits of using reclaimed water are exceptional. So, what exactly is reclaimed water? Reclaimed water is… Read More

Doing our part for the St. Johns River

The Fourteenth State of the River Report (http://www.sjrreport.com) was recently released.  The report addresses issues affecting the health of the St. Johns River.  The report contains information that should be of interest to homeowners with residential landscapes. Nutrient… Read More

Does Your Swale Need a Makeover?

The South Florida “swale” or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing… Read More

A Budding Invasive Plant Researcher

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants appreciates the dedication and hard work brought forth by our undergraduate interns. Cape Coral native, Hannah Brown, is no exception. As a senior double majoring in chemistry and biology, Brown… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture! What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, “Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that… Read More

Water conservation and integrated pest management: Two concepts united by well-being

Many people probably would like to conserve more water and use less spray to control annoying bugs. But first, they must meet their personal needs, University of Florida researchers say. By “personal needs,” we’re talking about basic human… Read More

UF/IFAS awarded grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry, water quality initiatives

University of Florida scientists hope to boost the shellfish aquaculture industry severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists will use a $100,000 grant awarded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to capture statewide data needed from shellfish farmers and… Read More

Fall Plant Care for the Entertainment Season

It is officially Fall.  We have been given an extra hour of sleep.  And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth.  We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for… Read More