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IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL LITERACY FOR MORE INFORMED USE OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES K. Stump, J.S. Strickland, B. Justesen, J. Sullivan, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.

Situation: Although it is a county historically dominated by agriculture, Osceola County is rapidly urbanizing. This growth has led to the development of rural agricultural lands. However, undeveloped agricultural areas contain natural resources, provide habitat… Read More

Trait-Based Guidance for Stormwater Pond Plantings

What are Stormwater Ponds: Stormwater ponds are common features of urban landscapes. Recently, members of the SHED Group estimated over 95,000 stormwater ponds in Florida. These human-made ecosystems serve a very important function. They capture… Read More

What is Residential Landscape Ecology?

What is Residential Landscape Ecology? Recently, I watched what I believe to be a red-shouldered hawk dive into a tree, catch a squirrel, and fly away with another hawk to enjoy their meal. Witnessing this… Read More

Una respuesta a las preguntas frecuentes sobre los Afloramientos de algas en el Lago Okeechobee, y los ríos y estuarios de Caloosahatchee y St. Lucie en el 2018.

Por: Lisa Krimsky, Karl Havens y Ed Phlips (Traducido por Victor Blanco – Agente de Extension de Florida Sea Grant) Las fuertes lluvias que llegaron con el huracán Irma en septiembre de 2017 y las… Read More