Tag: water conservation

Upcoming tri-county workshop – Legally Speaking: Florida-Friendly Landscaping in the Planned Community

UF/IFAS Extension of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough are pleased to announce the upcoming tri-county workshop entitled “Legally Speaking: Florida-Friendly Landscaping​TM in the Planned Community.” About the workshop: The principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​TM (FFL) can help create attractive, resilient… Read More

Water Conservation in Your Landscape

Water is one of our most valued resources in Florida and across the world. Both water quality and quantity are affected by landscape irrigation, fertilization, and pest management practices. Despite having seemingly extensive water resources and high rainfall,… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 3)

In this multi-part series, we’re taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn. (For earlier segments, see Part 1 and Part 2.) In this post, we’ll continue looking at soil moisture sensors, discussing the importance of correct sensor… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

(This is the second part of a series about how to take the guesswork out of watering the lawn. For part 1, click here.)   Measuring the moisture where it counts…at the roots. Just over a decade ago,… Read More

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Visit MREC

Last week, MREC hosted a tour for up-and-coming UF/IFAS Master Gardeners and talked about projects with researchers and Extension agents focused on agricultural economics, water conservation and plant breeding. The group went to greenhouses at MREC to learn… Read More

Exploring the Economic, Environmental and Social Issues Impacting the Coastal Dune Lakes

On a beautiful October day, 35 people gathered at the Camp Helen State Park lodge to share information about the rare Coastal Dune Lakes (CDLs) that line the coast of Walton and Bay Counties. Organized by the University… Read More

Celebrating Choctawhatchee Bay – National Estuaries Week

September 17-24, 2016 was the nation’s 28th time to celebrate America’s coasts and estuaries during National Estuaries Week.  This week helps us to remember to appreciate the challenges these coastal ecosystems face, along with their beauty and utility…. 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