Florida has more than sunshine and amusement parks. It also has a range of natural resources and animals. Florida legislators have identified the following animals as state symbols to honor our natural environment.
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From banana peels to cardboard boxes to cans of soda, these items are hauled to their final resting places at the landfills—to be incinerated or to decompose over months or years. In 2014, Florida’s municipal solid waste (MSW)… Read More
Although grasshoppers may be of economic importance in Florida, some species, such as the eastern lubber grasshopper, may cause serious damage to crops and ornamentals when they occur in large numbers. The eastern lubber grasshopper can be found… Read More
The honeybee is only one of many bees and pollinators in Florida; however, it is the most important bee for Florida and the nation’s agricultural economy. Honeybees supply approximately 1/3 of the national food supply through their pollination… Read More
Africanized honey bees (AHB) have made their way into the state of Florida. AHBs breed and compete with the European strains of honey bees that normally inhabit our state. Because Florida’s AHB population is increasing, it is important… Read More
Many agricultural producers have been advised to consider value-added activities to offset declining farm incomes and a competitive global economy. Such activities may increase net farm incomes, but producers should first assess if the value-added activity is the right… Read More
Wildlife comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes this month—from hatching sea turtles to migrating yellow warblers. More…
August marks the transition from summer to fall—especially in your garden. If you’re wondering what you should plant this month, then use these suggestions based on the Florida climate zones.
Go green with some sustainable mulches that can be an alternative for the landscape. More…