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Double the Trouble: Be aware of wildfire threats in hurricane aftermath, expert says

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April 4, 2023

As a hurricane-prone state, Florida knows all too well the concerns that come with hurricanes -- storm surge, hazardous debris, dangerous wind speeds. But what about wildfires? Though wildfires aren’t usually the first concern after a hurricane, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, Hurricane Ian, Hurricanes, Panhandle, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Fire Exchange, Wildfires

April: Water Conservation Month

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April 3, 2023

For the last 25 years, April has been Water Conservation Month in Florida.  This is especially important this year, as we are in a drought.    While half of Osceola is only in a moderate drought, the other half is severe.  Seminole ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Eva Maria Pabon, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening In Central Florida, Toho Water, Water Conservation
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Old Fenimore Mill Living Shoreline Update

April 3, 2023

Guest post by: Jackie Hill, Old Fenimore Mill (OFM) Homeowners' Association  Living Shoreline Master Plan Inspires OFM Living Shoreline On March 19, 2019 Savanna Barry, the Regional Specialized Extension Agent based in Cedar Key, FL at the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
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Keys to keeping Southeast, Southwest Florida trees and landscapes thriving is focus of monthly UF/IFAS webinar series

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April 3, 2023

Property owners, professional landscapers and arborists struggle to keep Florida's landscapes and tree canopies thriving amid hurricanes, pests, diseases, climate change and other impacts. To help communities and industries plan, manage ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: And Geomatic Sciences, Andrew Koeser, Arboriculture, Brian Bahder, Deah Lieurance, Deborah Hilbert, E UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department, Ed Gilman, Fisheries, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Florida Urban Forestry Council (FUFC), Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Invasive Species, Jason Smith, John Roberts, Lethal Bronzing, R, Ryan Klein, Stephen Brown, Storm Damage, Storms, Sue Alspach, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, Tree Pruning, Trees, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, UF/IFAS Entomology And Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS School Of Forest
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Para ahorrar agua empiece por irrigar menos

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April 3, 2023

Al crecer se nos enseña a ahorrar agua cerrando el grifo mientras nos cepillamos los dientes y a tomar duchas cortas. Cada gota de agua ahorrada es importante, pero una reciente investigación indica que el uso del agua en nuestros jardines ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agua, Ahorro, Césped, Español, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Grama, Guia De Plantas, H2OSAV, Irrigacion, Jardín, Nick Taylor, Oficina De Extension De UF/IFAS, Patio, Programador De Riego, Recurso Hidrico, Riego, Sensor De Lluvia, Spanish, UF-IFAS

Florida Betony – Wild Weeds

April 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Betony Stachys floridana Florida Betony is a common wildflower that spreads prolifically and is very attractive to pollinators. Almost the entire plant is edible to humans, including the tuber roots. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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