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Category: Natural Resources

Pines and Fall Color

closeup of longleaf pine trees

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment.  The iconic image of autumn is a landscape… Read More

Time to Plan and Purchase Cool-Season Forage Seed

cool-season forage

August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season.  But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More

A Complete Thermal Enclosure System

A complete thermal enclosure means that comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills. Windows and doors A typical home contains a half-mile of… Read More

What Floridians Think About Water

Bountiful freshwater sources, heavy rainfall, and oceans, Florida is unique in its seemingly endless water resources. However, water quality and quantity are a crucial issue in Florida, as the need to balance agricultural needs, business and development needs,… Read More