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Florida Land Steward Update, May 27, 2022


May 26, 2022

SIGN UP FOR SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM Sign up by July 1, 2022 The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program is offered to eligible non-industrial private forest landowners by the Florida Forest ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Timber, Trees

Easy drip irrigation system repairs


May 25, 2022

Drip, or micro-irrigation, is a great choice for landscape beds. It is at least 70% more water-efficient than a traditional sprinkler system, and it provides water directly to the plant instead of applying spray in a "one size fits all" pattern. These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Drip, Grass, Home_irrigation_tips, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Maintenance, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Turf
lionfish under water

A new study outlines the do’s and don’ts of managing invasive lionfish


May 24, 2022

Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range. Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Lionfish, Nature Coast Biological Station

Sea turtles and tumors: Our researcher, Costanza Manes tells you everything about it here


May 24, 2022

I am very pleased to write this blog post as it feels like a coronation, but also as a follow-up to a previous one. If you have followed our blog, you might remember a post, back from September 30th, 2019, titled "How Sea Turtles Sparked ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Climate Change, IFAS One Health, One Health, Sea Turtles

Species On The Move is back! May 15-19, 2023.


May 20, 2022

Species On The Move is back! Species On The Move is an international conference series on climate change covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Species On The Move 2023 will be hosted by the University of Florida in Everglades ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: ClimateChange, Conservation, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EvergladesNationalPark, SpeciesOnTheMove, UF Wildlife, UF-IFAS, WEC, WEC Department, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
Insectary Plants

Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens


May 18, 2022

Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Fruit Tree, Irrigation, Microirrigation, Orange County, Resources, Spray, Vegetable, Water
logo of UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences


May 16, 2022

The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES). Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
Close up photo of a large green iguana

Let’s Talk about Invasive Species Vocabulary


May 12, 2022

Invasive species outreach is critical to the successful detection and rapid response to invasive species threats in Florida's natural areas and urban areas. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of invasion science, communication around invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Communication, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Shannon Carnevale, UF_ISC

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