Category: Water

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Fertilize Appropriately

Fertilizer can increase the beauty and health of lawn and landscape. When used correctly. Used incorrectly, however, it can wreak havoc on yards, ecosystems and more.

Engaging Homeowner Associations to Reduce Nutrient Runoff in Stormwater Ponds

ENGAGING HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS TO REDUCE NUTRIENT RUNOFF IN STORMWATER PONDS Atkinson, County Extension, UF; P. Monaghan, E. Ott, Agricultural Education and Communication, UF, G. Hansen, Environmental Horticulture, UF Situation: Community stormwater ponds are important for water quality because… Read More

Soil & Water Sciences Research Forum Cultivates Scientific Leaders

By Jessica Pardo, Communications Specialist, SWSD Students of the University of Florida’s (UF) Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) presented their research projects at the 17th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum on Thursday, September 15th, 2016… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Water Efficiently

landscape irrigation system check

I’ve often heard people say, “It’s Florida. You can’t water too much.” Don’t believe it. Overwatering is a frequent problem here, one that leads to unwanted weeds and pests, wasted resources, and higher-than-necessary water bills. “Water Efficiently” is… 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