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Category: Natural Resources

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!

By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County Don’t wait, get your copy of this… Read More

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida

Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the… Read More

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services… Read More

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you… Read More

Weed Wrangle© Week Activities with Central Florida CISMA

Weed wrangle week, air potato

What is Weed Wrangle© Week? Weed Wrangle© Week is an annual event aimed at bringing together local volunteers to rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species. During this week, volunteers typically will… Read More

How do I select native plants? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Know native… To select a native plant, lets first revisit what the term native means! A native plant is a plant that existed within the state… Read More

How can you help stop the spread of invasive species? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County How can invasive weeds spread? Plants can’t just get up and walk like we can, so how do they move to new locations? First,… Read More