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Category: Agriculture

Hummingbirds Arriving

The hummingbird fall migration has begun and when I saw my first hummingbird of the season it was feeding on one of its favorite plants – firebush. The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird in Florida and… Read More

Groundwater Depletion Staggering

For the full article see: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86263&src=eoa-iotd Florida’ water basin, along with many others in the world, is being rapidly depleted. Much more fresh water is being consumed than is being replaced. New information gained from NASA satellites shows… Read More

Changes to Fertilizer Rule

Do you know about the Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule? This rule was put in place in December, 2007 to protect water quality . Water protection is critical to Florida and on January 8th, 2015 the Florida Department of… Read More

Want a Beautiful, Sustainable Garden? The one thing you should do now…

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County There are a lot of resources out there to help you control, destroy, or otherwise eliminate bugs from your garden… but why? Did you know that less than 1% of all of… Read More

Rain Gardens and You!

Rain Gardens and You! Rain gardens are an important part of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ concept, and can play a major role in reducing the amount of pollutants that are generated by our urban landscapes. So what is a rain… Read More