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Category: Natural Resources

UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16… Read More

Sea Grant Notes – Sep 13, 2019

September 13, 2019                                       Sea Grant Notes     SEPTEMBER IS MICROPLASTICS AWARNESS MONTH Read about this issue at either http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/nat/. https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2019/09/06/microplastics-awareness-month-4/.   THE SEP 12th SCIENCE HOUR WILL BE MOVED TO SEP 19th The topic for Sep… Read More

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County’s Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle? These beetles (Lilioceris… Read More

Amber’s Adventures: The story of a summer internship

By AMBER LOPATINE Intern, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Hi! I’m Amber, and I recently completed my summer internship experience with Sarasota County. Keep reading to learn about my summer adventures in Sustainability and Natural Resources. I have always… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Grass-like Plants

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Enzymedica re-certifies as Green Business Partner

Enzymedica, a Venice-based digestive enzyme supplement company, has a healthy history with the Sarasota County Green Business Partnership (GBP). And they’re writing another chapter, now, by re-certifying as a GBP member. It started in 2015, when Enzymedica became the… Read More

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More

2019 EPAF and Hurricane Dorian Response

Avengers assemble! One of the great things about Marvel’s Avengers is how seemingly disparate superheroes can be called together on a moment’s notice to combine their strengths and save the world, then just as quickly disperse and use… Read More

Saving our feathered friends from window collisions

Have you ever heard that sickening thud as a bird hits your house or office window? Environment Canada ranked window collisions as the second-highest direct human cause of bird deaths in Canada, behind only habitat loss. They estimated that… Read More