Category: Water

Grant to build up ecological ‘resilience’ in Big Bend

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. For residents who depend on the fishing grounds… Read More

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension prepared to help Floridians facing Hurricane Matthew

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is working closely with Florida’s emergency operation centers to provide emergency information and assistance to those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. “The local UF/IFAS Extension office is… Read More

Seahorse Key Marine Lab moves to cross-campus management

Seahorse Key lighthouse

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Santa Fe College have teamed up to manage the Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory, an off-shore facility in the Cedar… Read More

Suwannee farmers ‘test drive’ valuable water-saving tool

During most of this last year, Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did—or didn’t—need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone,… Read More

Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day Sept. 13

Mike Mulvaney and Sam and Scott Walker working with irrigation system in a peanut field.

Who:    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Escambia County will host an Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on Sept. 13. What:    Farmers interested in irrigation systems, crop consultants, and representatives from educational and… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension team wins national award

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) has recognized Mace Bauer, agriculture agent with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Columbia County, for excellence in sustainability education aimed at young, beginning or small-scale… Read More

Five new positions to tackle water sustainability

Though counties and water management districts may operate within set boundaries, water doesn’t stick to a jurisdiction. To address this reality, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension has created five new faculty positions to… Read More

Zika Challenge

Jim Davis is studying hard for his public health pest control license exam. In the past, getting this license wouldn’t be a usual part of his job. But with the recent public concern about the mosquito-borne Zika virus,… Read More