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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

Unexpected finding: People die from heat year-round in Florida; experts offer tips 

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State bake during the summer. Daytime temperatures often soar well into the 90s, and the heat index hovers over 100. Heat can be so oppressive it causes death, and… Read More

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service

pouring water to test for quality

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by… Read More

Friends, neighbors help influence our irrigation decisions, UF research shows

Are you going to water your lawn today? It sounds like an innocuous question. But irrigation takes on a new context when you consider the potential of peer pressure on outdoor watering habits. When you… Read More

Conserve water and help the planet with free webinars from UF/IFAS Extension

hand adjusting the direction of a sprinkler watering a lawn

Celebrate Water Conservation Month with free UF/IFAS Extension webinars that will help reduce water consumption, save money and help the planet. “Conserving water is the most important action that we can take to sustain our… Read More

UF scientists study how to breed faster-growing plants

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – In order to improve photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems. More specifically, Christopher Vincent and Fred Gmitter hope to find the optimal… Read More

UF/IFAS hosts virtual Urban Landscape Summit, starting January 20

WHO: Faculty and administrators from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), along with landscape industry professionals. WHAT: Scott Angle, UF vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of… Read More

‘GatorByte’ to detect water quality less expensively – and at different places, times

A water-quality buoy called ‘GatorByte” might help resource managers monitor water quality over space and time – all for as little as $1,500. Eban Bean, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE),… Read More

Source of irrigation water influences how much of it you conserve

Whether you get your water from a public utility, a well or recycled water, the source will influence how much water you save, a new University of Florida study shows. Turns out, city water users… Read More

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water,… Read More