May is Beef Month: This is a beautiful time to recognize the importance of the beef industry and to celebrate the farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise & care for cattle while preserving the land. According to the Florida ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From lobsters to oranges, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences embraced stories of resilience and change during 2017.
The top 10 stories for UF/IFAS during 2017 include finding ways to ... READ MORE
Do you like field trips? Do you love getting out and having an adventure? If so I would love to tell you about our 2017 Master Gardener field trip to the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station. I'm going to start out by telling you how beautiful ... READ MORE
There are three purposes to lime ponds:
Increase the availability of nutrients
Increase pH and the capacity to buffer against pH fluctuations
Sterilize ponds before stocking
Phytoplankton are the base of ... READ MORE
What is Dissolved Oxygen
A major component of successful pond management is dissolved oxygen (DO). Dissolved oxygen is gas that is dissolved in water and is available for uptake by fish. Unlike mammals, which use their lungs to absorb oxygen, ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows.
Deforestation occurs when people ... READ MORE
If you hear a loud buzz coming from trees in the daytime, the noise is most likely caused by cicadas. These buzzing critters make their presence known by leaving their brown exoskeletons on tree trunks and shrubs.
Cicadas can be found throughout ... READ MORE
By Samantha Grenrock
When it comes to urban planning, sometimes a bird in hand is not worth two in the bush. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have created an online ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get the sweet stuff, according to a study ... READ MORE