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Tag: Natural Resources

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive nutrient… Read More

Nature Knowledge Webinar

Nature Knowledge is a speaker series developed to share knowledge on current issues affecting nature in Florida. Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Agent in Natural Resources with UF/IFAS Extension, hosts an expert each month to discuss an environmental… Read More

Communicating about invasive plants: It’s complicated!

How do you communicate to others about invasive plants? How do you tell someone that their prized golden pothos, climbing up their massive Chinese tallow tree are likely spreading into natural areas? Or that their sea of coral… Read More

UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES – LINK

Click on links (headers on images) to reach the main website of UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES VACCINATIONS OVERVIEW   Vaccine Availability   Vaccine Safety   Vaccine Science   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal… Read More

The Science Behind Maintenance Control

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Invasive plants are a constant problem in the environment. Whether they are blocking navigation and access, or damaging native plant communities, invasives have to be managed…. Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FollowFreshFromFlorida.com https://www.fdacs.gov               Florida Yellowtail Snapper Tacos Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIANTS 1 pound Florida yellowtail snapper fillets 2 cups Florida lettuce, shredded 4 Florida radishes, sliced thin… Read More

Coral Ardisia – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Coral Ardisia Ardisia crenata Coral Ardisia is a small, upright shrub that was used extensively in the ornamental landscape industry. The dark glossy leaves and bright red berries are attractive, but… Read More

Privet – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Privet Ligustrum sinense and Ligustrum lucidum Two types of privet are found as invasive species in Florida, Chinese Privet (L. sinense) and Glossy Privet (L. lucidum). Both privets are a category… Read More