Tag: conservation

Federal funds to help farmers, foresters conserve land

Hands holding budding plant in soil

Agricultural operators and forest landowners interested in adding technology or techniques that foster conservation have a new window to apply for federal funding to offset costs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued the following press release with… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Mulch

workers apply mulch to a garden

Do you have an area where nothing will grow, an area of barren ground? A place that is hard to irrigate, mow or maintain? Consider mulching it. One of the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, mulching offers an… Read More

The Case of the Disappearing Birds: Avian Flyways and the Need for Conservation

Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students’ seminar class. This post is by master’s student Elysia Webb.  Dr. Lisa Davenport had a mystery on her hands: her birds… 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

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Right Plant, Right Place

Array of Florida-Friendly plants used to landscape home

Many homeowners turn to their yards when it comes time to bump up the beauty and pump up the property value, only to watch in mounting frustration as plant after plant withers under blazing sunlight or sags in… Read More