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CEU Opportunity for Nursery and Greenhouse Producers!


June 16, 2022

Hello! Please join us at the Manatee County Extension Office on July 13th from 6-7PM to learn about pesticide resistance and earn one pesticide applicator license renewal CEU in Private, Ag Row, OR Ag Tree crop categories. Snacks are included ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Greenhouse, Nursery, Pesticides

Everything you need to know about One Health


June 15, 2022

Last March, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to constitute ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Health & Nutrition, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Circular Health, Covid-19, FAO, Interdisciplinarity, One Health, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, UNEP, Who, WOAH
invasive grass

Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior


June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Water Conservation in Polk County


June 14, 2022

Our water resources are stretched today providing us with water for our homes, our crops, factories, businesses, and nature. Unfortunately, today's problem will only continue as the population of Central Florida grows. As we look for other water ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Conservation, Florida Lawns, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn And Garden, Plants, Polk County, Saving Water, Water, Water Conservation

The Rain Sensor: Is your Rainy Season Hero Alive and Well?


June 14, 2022

Over here in Southwest Florida, rainy season has officially begun! The unsung hero of the rainy season is none-other than the rain sensor! Rain sensors interrupt your irrigation system controller's programmed schedule when adequate rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rain, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

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