The month of February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. To celebrate that, the blogs this month are highlighting the various people and organizations working in this area. So far we have focused on the professional applicator side ... READ MORE
About three of every four Floridians live along the coast, and mangrove trees often dot waterfront properties. Sometimes owners want to trim the mangroves so they can see the sea better.
But the state regulates mangrove trimming. The 1996 ... READ MORE
Introducing the Working in the Weeds Podcast
The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is excited to announce its new podcast: Working In The Weeds! This series will connect scientists with stakeholders to clarify and discuss issues ... READ MORE
A new program is available for young nature enthusiasts interested in learning more about Florida’s environment. Inspired by the Florida Master Naturalist program, this youth program takes kids aged 10 to 13 on a journey through Florida’s ... READ MORE
What is it?
Nitrate is a chemical compound composed of nitrogen and oxygen. Naturally occurring in low concentrations within the soil, water, and air, nitrate plays a vital role in plant and microbial life cycles. However, excessive amounts ... READ MORE
by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo
Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home.
Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE
The beautiful evergreen thicket hugging the shoreline in southern Florida is made up mostly of mangrove trees. Three species of these hardy, salt-tolerant trees, red, black and white mangroves, grow in Florida. These tough little trees can withstand ... READ MORE
Many boaters wonder why there are so many different types of markers out there in navigational waters, and how they work. Well, it works just like road signs, and they are as important to keep us safe in the water. On the road, ... READ MORE
West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus circulate among wild birds via mosquitoes, occasionally spilling over to infect humans, horses and other animals.
New research finds that some of the primary vectors of West Nile and ... READ MORE
About Old World Climbing Fern
On February 18, 2022, I had the opportunity to release biological control agents for invasive old world climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum). South Florida District Extension Associate Director Jen Pelham ... READ MORE