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Category: Water

Water conservation and integrated pest management: Two concepts united by well-being

Many people probably would like to conserve more water and use less spray to control annoying bugs. But first, they must meet their personal needs, University of Florida researchers say. By “personal needs,” we’re talking… Read More

UF/IFAS awarded grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry, water quality initiatives

image - hands holding clams after harvesting. Credit Tyler Jones

University of Florida scientists hope to boost the shellfish aquaculture industry severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists will use a $100,000 grant awarded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to capture statewide data needed from… Read More

Research at the DeLuca Preserve gets a jump start

DeLuca Preserve, path through wooded area

Scientists will conduct research at the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve with more than $600,000 in funding awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to study complex issues. Eight research projects received funding to begin research on the property. Projects… Read More

UF study: Those who feel ‘one with water’ are more apt to conserve the precious commodity

Much of our society has become so urbanized that the closest some people feel to water is their neighborhood stormwater pond, a University of Florida researcher says. People need to feel a deeper connection to… Read More

Free family event: Family Fishing Days return Aug. 21

Family Fishing Days are free, monthly events for families to fish together in a fun, safe environment. The 2021 (abbreviated) season has events on Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13. The catch-and-release… Read More

UF economic report details select marine industry and tourism impacts from 2018 red tide event

image - FWC courtesy drone view of Red Tide along Florida's coast

A survey on the 2018 red tide event was conducted in 2020 for those in marine-dependent industries operating out of Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Charter/for-hire businesses that responded to… Read More

UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

BRADENTON, Fla. — Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be… Read More

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

pop-up in-ground sprinkler head spraying mulch

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle… Read More