Category: Natural Resources

Effects of prescribed fire on cattle use and foraging behavior

by Britt Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate working jointly with Archbold Biological Station and the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC on the USDA Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Project Fire is a historic and important disturbance in Florida’s ecosystems. Fire consumes… Read More

Controlling Smutgrass with the Weed Wiper

by Brent Sellers, Professor and Interim Center Director, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management  and José Dias, Ph.D. Graduate Student, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center There are only two herbicide active ingredients labeled for pasture systems in Florida which are active on… Read More

UF Helps Educators Teach Importance of Pollinators

Middle school science teachers have a new tool from the University of Florida to teach students about pollinators and the role they play in producing food. Nicole Pinson and Alicia Lamborn, horticulture agents with the UF Institute of… Read More

Living Shoreline Master Plan for Cedar Key

Living Shoreline Guidance at a Local Scale In recent years, sea-level rise, erosion, and loss of habitat around Cedar Key have become increasing concerns. Homeowners and land managers should critically evaluate how “gray” a shoreline erosion solution really… Read More

Citizen Scientists Needed to Survey Seagrass, Seaweed in Charlotte Harbor

Soon snorkelers will begin canvassing the floor of Charlotte Harbor. They’ll be on a scavenger hunt of sorts—a hunt for data. The data they collect will help scientists get a better picture of the health of the harbor,… Read More

Leon County Sustainable Community Summit

UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Master Gardeners of Leon County have partnered with the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship to lead multiple educational activities at this year’s Leon County Sustainable Community Summit. The conference is breaking out of… Read More