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Category: Water

Join Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Class 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County? Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers? Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural arts and sciences… Read More

Irrigation is Key to the Success of Controlled Release Fertilizer

LIVE OAK, Fla. — For farmers in the Suwannee Valley, using Best Management Practices (BMP) are more important than ever to efficiently irrigate their crops. At the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS… Read More

Bridging the gulf in Gulf intelligence: AI in natural resources

It’s widely believed that our Gulf Coast oyster population is declining. As scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, we seek to prove it. Or disprove it. We go where the science takes… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve – Coastal Monitoring

 Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Lisa DeFillips Truly grateful  This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Crystal River. I owe a tremendous thank you to Tim Jones, Trisha… Read More

In the Neighborhood: A Florida-, bay-, and wildlife-friendly yard

By Lee Hayes Byron, County Extension Director and Abbey Tyrna, Water Resources Extension Agent As I travel around Sarasota County, I see so many examples of sustainability and best practices applied in peoples’ yards, homes, and neighborhoods. These… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Evaluating JR-CSA Artificial Oyster Substrate to Improve Water Quality

Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Grace Hejmanowski Introduction This summer I had the opportunity to work with artificial oyster reefs and water quality in Cedar Key while interning for Dr. Mark Clark at NCBS. I also had… Read More

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