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Florida Land Steward Update, April 1, 2022


April 1, 2022

USDA PREPARING SUPPORT FOR FIRE-AFFECTED COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) announces Bay, Liberty, Franklin, Gulf and Calhoun counties have received preliminary authorization ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Disasterpreparation, Floridalandsteward, Forest, Management, Prescribedfire, Timber, Timbertax, Trees, Wildfire
Facility with large tanks and mesocosms

Partners in Progress – UF/IFAS CAIP and US Army Corps of Engineers


March 30, 2022

Since it was established in 1978, the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) has been responsible for many innovative discoveries that have positively impacted not just Florida but the whole nation. Based on this success ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Aquatic Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management
Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

Steps to Solve Plant Problem May Include Visit to Plant Clinic


March 23, 2022

Diagnosing landscape problems can be tricky. There are basic steps that can be useful in solving plant problems in your landscape.   Step 1 Identify the Plant. By knowing the type of plant affected, you can begin relating causes ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Landscape Problems, Lawn Problems, Lawn Weeds, Pest Insects, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics, Plant Disease

Make Your Pond Attractive to Wildlife


March 23, 2022

You can add some plants to make it look natural and attract wildlife  Having a lawn around the pond is not the best answer for attracting wildlife. According to the Florida Friendly principles, a lawn should not be any closer than 10 feet ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Eva Pabon, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Water Protection, Wildlife

I would like to plant a shamrock to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Will they grow outside here in Florida?


March 16, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Story   The history of Saint Patrick's Day does really include what the Irish call a green clover, or shamrock. Saint Patrick was said to have bent down and picked up a leafy green shamrock stem found on the church lawn ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eva Pabon, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Gardening In Central Florida, Invasive Species, St Patrick's Day
3 images of various research occurring at UF/IFAS TREC

TREC Research Report: Dr. Daniel Carrillo


March 15, 2022

Recently Vice President for UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, introduced some of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives being implemented at UF/IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center (TREC). Among the initiatives he mentioned was Dr. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Fly, Tropical Research And Education Center

Termite season: UF/IFAS scientist answers common questions, corrects misconceptions


March 10, 2022

Termite Awareness Week begins March 13, just in time for swarming season.   Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale conduct year-round research on the ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Formosan Termites, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Entomology

Nature lovers identify hundreds of plant species at DeLuca Preserve BioBlitz


March 8, 2022

Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. Visitors documented 1,600 sightings, and within those, observed 345 species. The “BioBlitz,” as it’s called, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, DeLuca, DeLuca Preserve, Inaturalist, INaturalist App

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