Tag: Drought

UF/IFAS expert: How to protect your yard during drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As drought conditions continue, some Florida yards and gardens may start to look less than lush. “Certain ornamental plants such as roses, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and many annuals are more vulnerable to drought conditions,” said… Read More

Don’t get burned: Tips for protecting your home from wildfires during drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As communities in Florida face a record drought, many residents have been waking up to the smell of smoke from nearby wildfires. And some may even face blazes in their own backyards. “Those most at… Read More

UF researcher offers Floridians tips for surviving country’s worst drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any… Read More

UF experts suggest ways to save water during drought

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts suggest ways to maintain your landscape during this drought, including an irrigation audit and knowing the watering laws in your area. UF/IFAS Extension agents… Read More

UF/IFAS plant pathologist helps Jacksonville student succeed in science competition

Jacksonville high school senior Andrew Joseph is what you’d call a self-starter. As a tenth-grader, he read an article about scientists developing disease-resistant transgenic wheat. Andrew was intrigued, but he also asked the question, “what about rice?” As… Read More