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Watermelon

Irrigation is Key to the Success of Controlled Release Fertilizer


December 17, 2021

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- For farmers in the Suwannee Valley, using Best Management Practices (BMP) are more important than ever to efficiently irrigate their crops. At the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Controlled Release, Fertilizer, Nitrogen Management, On-farm Demonstrations, Water Conservation, Watermelon

Bridging the gulf in Gulf intelligence: AI in natural resources


December 17, 2021

It’s widely believed that our Gulf Coast oyster population is declining. As scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, we seek to prove it. Or disprove it. We go where the science takes us. With oysters, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Oysters, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

What’s New With The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule?


December 16, 2021

The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule (5E-2.033) has been in place for several decades. The purpose of this rule is to place additional restrictions and recordkeeping requirements on the use of auxin herbicides (such as 2,4-D, dicamba, and triclopyr) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, FDACS, Herbicides, Jason Ferrell, Organo-auxin, Pesticide Information Office, Rules, Update
seagrass

NCBS Intern Report: Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve – Coastal Monitoring


December 15, 2021

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Lisa DeFillips Truly grateful This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Crystal River. I owe a tremendous thank you to Tim Jones, Trisha ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, NCBS Interns, Plastic, Pollution, Seagrass, Springs, Water Quality
Cabbage Palms experiment

NCBS Intern Report: Sea-Level Rise Driven Loss of Cabbage Palms in Coastal Forests


December 15, 2021

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Kassidy King My name is Kassidy King, I am a Spring 2021 wildlife ecology and conservation graduate and I worked with Dr. Adams and Stephanie Verhulst on the sea-level rise driven loss of cabbage palms in coastal ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, NCBS Interns, Research, Sea Level Rise

SWFWMD, FWC, UF launch shocking snook study in King’s Bay


December 15, 2021

Written by Buster Thompson, Chronicle Reporter Anglers fish with hooks, lines, and sinkers to get their catch of the day. Biologists on the other hand use electrofishing to stun and collect their wild specimens, and state scientists needed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, Recreation, Snook, Springs, SRWMD, Suwannee River

Climbing Aster – Aster carolinianus


December 14, 2021

Climbing Aster (Aster carolinianus aka Symphyotrichum carolinianum) The climbing aster is one of many asters in Florida. In fact there are 440 different asters in Florida with 331 of them identified as native plants! The climbing aster ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Aster, Asters, Climbing Aster, Fall Blooming Perennial, Native Plant, Pollinator Plants, Purple Flowers, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Fringetree – Chionanthus virginicus


December 14, 2021

Fringe Tree or Old Man's Beard (Chionanthus Virginicus) is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 3A to 9B. Fringe tree is a native plant through many states, as well as Florida in North and Central Florida. It can reach up to 20 feet with a spread ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, , Wildlife
Tags: Chinonanthus Virginicus, Demonstration Garden, Fringe Tree, Native Plant, Old Man's Beard, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

NCBS Intern Report: Evaluating JR-CSA Artificial Oyster Substrate to Improve Water Quality


December 10, 2021

Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Grace Hejmanowski Introduction This summer I had the opportunity to work with artificial oyster reefs and water quality in Cedar Key while interning for Dr. Mark Clark at NCBS. I also had the opportunity ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shoreline, NCBS Interns, Oysters, Restoration, Water Quality

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