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UF/IFAS scientists host next ‘STEPS’ toward phosphorus sustainability with national think tank in South Florida

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April 17, 2024

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for food security and human survival, and it is an element that cannot be replenished. That is why using phosphorus efficiently is essential and the focus of a national research effort led by leading ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Elise Morrison, Everglades Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jehangir Bhadha, Jonathan Judy, Juan Nino, Kelly Morgan, Matthew VanWeelden, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation-Science And Technology Center, News, Research, Sandra Guzmán, Science And Technologies For Phosphorus Sustainability, Soil And Water Sciences, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Steps, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

Científicos de UF/IFAS lanzan una encuesta sobre el uso del agua para mejorar la conservación de este recurso en todo el estado

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April 16, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. ¿Busca alternativas que le puedan ayudar a ahorrar dinero en la factura del agua de su hogar? ¿Se pregunta con qué ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agua, Areas Verdes, Conservacion, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, Encuesta, Encuesta En Espanol, Español, Florida, Irrigacion, Jardines, Kimberly Moore, La Encuesta Sobre El Uso Del Agua, Minimizar El Desperdicio De Agua, Patios, Propietarios De Viviendas Y Administradores De Propiedades, Responsable, Spanish, Sustenibilidad, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC, Uso Del Agua
Low maintenance landscape

Low-Maintenance Landscaping: Succulents


April 16, 2024

Low-Maintenance Succulents Succulents are plants with thick leaves that easily retain water, making them well-adapted to drought-like conditions. They can add interesting textures and forms to the typical landscape, and some residents even ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Edible, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Low, Maintenance, Native, Pgm_Water, Pollinators, Use, Water
St Lucie County 4-H

4-H Community Service-Learning Project


April 14, 2024

A worthy volunteer month highlight! William Kicklighter's Community Service-learning Project. William is a Beef Builders 4-H Club member, a prospective Eagle Scout recipient, and an aspirant to the University of Florida College of Engineering. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #4hOpportunityForAll, #H4HOutreach, #slc4h, #VolunteerAppreciation #NationalVolunteerMonth #FL4HVOL, 4-H, Service, St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Wildlife

Florida Land Steward Update, April 12, 2024

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April 12, 2024

PUTNAL TREE FARM TOUR APRIL 5: THANKS FOR JOINING US! Our tour last week at the Putnal family’s Tree Farm was a success. Thanks everyone who joined us and made the event possible. Congratulations once again to Terry Putnal, his father Howard ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Award, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Hurricane Recovery, Natural Resources, Online Course, Podcast, ProForest, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tax Tips, Tree Farm, Wildlife

April is Earth Month


April 11, 2024

April is recognized as Earth Month. With the 22nd being Earth Day. Earth Day started as a one-day event in 1970, with protests about environmental ignorance and demanding new legislation. After this event, major environmental laws were introduced, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Composting, Conservation, Earth Day, Gardening, Planting

Weekly “What is it?”: Tarkiln Bayou State Preserve


April 11, 2024

Florida is blessed with an abundance of ecologically diverse state parks. Among them are opportunities to hike, camp, and see wildlife lush forests and wide-open savannas or fish, swim, and paddle through pristine bayous and rivers. One ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Ecotourism, Estuaries, Habitat Conservation, Native Plants, Trees, Weekly What Is It

Fire from the Sky

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April 11, 2024

The University of Florida recently hosted an intensive 4-day drone course for the Florida Forest Service, providing foresters with the essential aviation knowledge and hands-on drone operation skills. This initiative is revolutionizing how the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Drones, Florida Forest Service, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide

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April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation

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