Tag: Hernando County

UF/IFAS to help restore seagrass in Gulf waters off Hernando, Citrus counties

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers will help restore seagrass off the coast of Hernando and Citrus counties to improve water quality and stabilize the sea floor. Among other activities, UF/IFAS faculty will use a $299,000 grant from… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies in southwest Florida

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  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma,… Read More

Air Potato Patrol mobilizes public in recon of problem plant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida, air potato is a state-wide problem, but the battle against the invasive plant starts in greenbelts and back yards, according to scientists with the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More