The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality! *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check… Read More
Category: Natural Resources
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences would not have the impact it has on our state without the people and organizations who give, volunteer, advise and serve as advocates for the… Read More
Avengers assemble! One of the great things about Marvel’s Avengers is how seemingly disparate superheroes can be called together on a moment’s notice to combine their strengths and save the world, then just as quickly… Read More
It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks. Children are unusually solemn… Read More
~By Dr. Mary Lusk, UF Soil and Water Sciences Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced last year a Septic Upgrade Incentive Program that will help offset the… Read More
April 22 is Earth Day. A lot has changed since 1970, when leaders and students on college campuses across the US organized the first Earth Day as a “teach-in” on the environment. Forty-nine years ago,… Read More
INCORPORATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTO THE MASTER GARDENER TRAINING PROGRAM G. Murza and E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. & J. Anderson and A. Vu, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL.
Situation: The Master Gardener Program (MG) is a volunteer organization comprised of individuals who have an interest in gardening and preserving natural resources. To become a MG volunteer in Osceola and Orange Counties, participants are… Read More
EXTENSION FARM TOURS INTRODUCE PUBLIC, POLICY MAKERS, TO LOCAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY Moffis*, B.1, Mann*, M.1, Wilchcombe, M.1, Popenoe, J.1, Daniels, D. 1
1. Extension Agents, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 Lake County, Florida is experiencing a period of substantial growth with development booming at both ends of the county. The urbanization of traditionally agricultural… Read More
ON-FARM RESEARCH DEVELOPS NOVEL METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE IMPACT OF EQUINE MANURE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON WATER QUALITY Bainum*, C.1, Mann, M.*2, Francisco, A.3, Clark, M4., Wickens C5.
1Extension Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL 34471 2Extension Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 3Grad. Student, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32653 4Professor, Soil and… Read More
ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECREATIONAL BAY SCALLOP SEASON IN HERNANDO COUNTY,FLORIDA B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL,
C. Adams, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, A. Hodges, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, and S.P. Geiger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St Petersburg, FL. Situation: The recreational… Read More