Home » EDIS » Category: Conservation

Category: Conservation

Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.

Learning about Home Water Use

February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use
Honey bee castes: a. drone (male), b. queen (reproductive female), and c. worker (non-reproductive female).

The Social Organization of Honey Bees

December 2, 2015

A honey bee colony is a superorganism, which means that together its members function like a single animal. Bees within a colony work together like the cells in a human body. They warm the colony in the winter by vibrating their wings to generate ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Curriculum, Farm Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Ashley N. Mortensen, Beekeeping, Bryan Smith, Entomology And Nematology, James D. Ellis

Understanding Nitrogen Transformations and Cycling for Sweet Corn Production in Sandy Soils

October 19, 2015

Because sandy soils have low water and nutrient-holding capacities and Florida experiences high rainfall periodically, optimizing fertilizer use efficiency for sweet corn production is challenging. The preparation of nitrogen budgets and the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management
Tags: Farm-gate Budget, George Hochmuth, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management, Rishi Prasad, Sandy Soil, Soil And Water Science, Soil System Budget, Sweet Corn
Figure 3. Morpho peleides Kollar feeding on decaying bananas in captivity.

Blue Morpho Butterfly Morpho peleides Kollar

September 11, 2015

The blue morpho butterfly, also known as the peleides blue morpho or common blue morpho, is a brightly colored butterfly abundant in tropical environments in Central and South America. It can be seen flying in open areas such as paths, trails, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: #UFBugs, Butterflies, Entomology And Nematology Department, Family: Nymphalidae, Haleigh A. Ray, Jacqueline Y. Miller
Figure 1. General structure of dioxins and the most toxic dioxin (TCDD) Credit: Yun-Ya Yang, UF/IFAS

Contaminants in the Urban Environment: Dioxins

July 27, 2015

Dioxins are among the most toxic chemicals on the earth. They are by-products of a number of human activities such as combustion of fuels and wastes containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorine bleaching of paper products, and selected industrial ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Contaminants In The Urban Environment Series, Gulf Coast REC, Gurpal S. Toor, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Yun-Ya Yang

Some Challenges behind Communicating about Climate Change

July 23, 2015

Media coverage of climate change can often leave the average person confused and unsure what to believe. However, as a trusted source of information and research, Extension has the opportunity to educate people about climate change and appropriate ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Professional Development
Tags: Claire Layman Bode, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Mark A. Megalos, Martha C. Monroe, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

Subscribe For More Great Content

IFAS Blogs Categories