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Green iguanas in South Florida.

Green Iguanas: The Changing Landscape


August 8, 2021

Coastal southern Florida has long been home to green iguanas. They came first as stowaways on ships. Then people began importing them to keep them as pets. The wild population grew when pets escaped or when people intentionally released their ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Elizabeth Fortner, Natalie M. Claunch, Paige Borcyk, Steve A. Johnson
Freshly picked tomatoes.

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida


July 22, 2021

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Agriculture, Clyde Fraisse, Deaths, Fishing, Forestry, Risk, Safety, Serap Gorucu, Ziwen Yu
Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife


June 4, 2021

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated on AskIFAS. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gregg Klowden, Kara N. Youngentob, Mark E. Hostetler, Sarah Webb Miller, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, World Environment Day
Sliced avocado on a cutting board

Holy Guacamole, It’s Almost Avocado Season!


May 21, 2021

Avocado trees are a popular choice in south Florida landscapes, and even farther north. When I first moved to Gainesville, my roommate had two trees, though the potted one disappeared one night, thus proving their popularity. Avocados are a ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Amy Simonne, Avocado, Avocados, Carlos Balerdi, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Guacamole, Ian Maguire, Jonathan H. Crane, Landscape Trees, Linda Bobroff, South Florida
Cotton farm.

Estimating Cotton Yield


May 14, 2021

A lot of planning, preparation, and labor goes into cotton production. The ability to estimate yield and familiarity with factors that affect yield can help growers with crop management. A recent EDIS publication, Estimating Cotton Yield, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Professional Development
Tags: Agronomy Department, Cotton, David Wright, De Broughton, Emma Brooks, Ethan Carter, Ian Small, Joseph Iboyi, Mahesh Bashyal, Mark Mauldin, Michael J. Mulvaney, Pratap Devkota, West Florida REC
photo of docks and fisheries in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo taken 10-22-20.

Stock Assessment: Using Science to Protect Our Fisheries


May 9, 2021

A new publication, What is stock assessment?, explains how managers monitor populations of fish and make decisions to ensure the sustainability of a fishery. How do managers determine catch limits? It may seem simple: if people have no trouble ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Angela Collins, Edward V. Camp, Nicholas Fisch, Program In Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

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