Category: Water

World Soil Day is December 5th. This is what you can do!

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the… Read More

Climate Change Is A Current and Future Issue

The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released on November 23, 2018. The report is broken down into… Read More

Horseshoe Crabs

By Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent, Monroe County IFAS Extension When I see a horseshoe crab I feel transported back in time.  Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before dinosaurs… Read More

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide… Read More

Oyster Gardens, Coming to a Dock Near You

“It was a bold man who first ate an oyster,” said writer and satirist Jonathan Swift. Historically in many parts of Florida, oysters were once harvested and consumed, but today those areas are few and far between. The… Read More