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Category: Conservation

Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it “micro” compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch the recording… Read More

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]A new podcast from the University of… Read More

Explore out of this world, with the Explore Your World backpack planisphere

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Need something to do outside? The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota… Read More

Provide for Wildlife-The Atala Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Plants in your landscape that provide food, water, and shelter will attract Florida’s diverse wildlife. What is black, blue-green with flashes of a red tail? You guessed… Read More

Necessity of Aquatic Plant Management

Aquatic plant management is necessary for recreation, navigation, biodiversity and more. Invasive plants harm Florida’s natural environment and lead to a loss of biodiversity and ecosystem health. They usually cannot be completely eradicated and will grow back quickly… Read More

Aquatic Plant Management Techniques

Aquatic plants can be managed by biological, chemical, mechanical, physical and integrated control techniques. Invasive plant management is a big issue in Florida. State agencies, the federal government, water management districts, counties and cities spend $54-$56 million annually… Read More

Impacts of Invasive Plant Management Techniques

Invasive plant management tools have both pros and cons. Each type of invasive plant management technique can have both positive and negative impacts. These management techniques include biological control, chemical control, mechanical control, physical control and integrated plant… Read More