Category: Natural Resources

Economic Impact of the Florida Horse Industry

Galloping Horses

Marion County is notably the Horse Capital of The World, and even as a state, Florida is ranked among the highest in terms of equine numbers. Check out the economic impact of the equine industry in Florida. This… Read More

Tis the Season for Fungal Lawn Diseases

Fungal lawn diseases

It never fails, around April or May each year the UF/IFAS Extension Service gets inundated with calls from distressed homeowners and landscapers about dying lawns. This year has proven no different. Multiple grass samples have been analyzed by… Read More

Invasives in Bloom

The invasive Chinaberry tree is highly toxic

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps Did you know…each time you wash your face, brush your teeth, or do laundry, you just might be adding microscopic bits of plastics into the aquatic environment. These tiny particles are called microplastics. They… Read More

It is Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind

Understanding onsite wastewater treatment systems Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature. Today, however, I am going to talk about something… Read More