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Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture


November 18, 2021

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture! What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Catherine Campbell, Hannah Wooten, Urban Agriculture, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Student spends summer with prehistoric species


November 18, 2021

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, Bethany Gaffey is pursuing her master's degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences. She plans to graduate in summer 2023 ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Interns, Featured, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences, Special Topics, Sturgeon, VP Promise
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Snakes and Lizards of the FL Treasure Coast – Presentation February 9, 2022


November 16, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County in conjunction with the St. Lucie County Libraries Paula Lewis Branch will be conducting a lunch and learn presentation entitled “Snakes and Lizards of the Florida Treasure Coast” on February 9, 2022 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Anole, Coral Snake, Iguana, Rattlesnake, Reptile, Snake, Tegu

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension @ Yankeetown Seafood Festival


November 16, 2021

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 2021 Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, Saturday November 20, 2021: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday November 21, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In an ideal ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Festival, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, InsideNatureCoast, Levy County, Levy County Extension, Master Gardener
pretty pink UF poinsettias

Fall Plant Care for the Entertainment Season


November 15, 2021

It is officially Fall. We have been given an extra hour of sleep. And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth. We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for the "Entertainment Season." Careful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, Water
Tags: Cold Protection, Fertilize Appropriately, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Holiday Plantings, Orchids & Cold, Plant Protection Recommendations, Tropical Plants, Water Wisely, Watering For Cold Protection
Taylor Co Scallop Season Infographic Final banner

Ready for Scallop Season? Take Your Marks, Get Set, GO!!!


November 15, 2021

What are scallops? Scallops are bivalve mollusks that live in shallow waters close to shore along Florida's Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and have a characteristic 40 blue eyes along the shell borders. They are quick swimmers ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #RecreationalFishing, #SafetyBoating, #TaylorCounty, Floridaseagrant, FWC, Marinescience, Scallop, Seagrass

Where is the Seagrass?


November 15, 2021

Where is the Seagrass? The Extension Office has received several calls from boaters with a concern about the changes in large seagrass areas that seem to be “gone”, showing only sandy patches where it used to be a good seagrass ground. Also, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, , Water
Tags: #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #NatureCoast, #TaylorCounty, #turtlegrass, Floridaseagrant, Habitat, Marinescience, Seagrass
Keep out

Is the red tide a current threat to Taylor County waters?


November 15, 2021

Is the red tide a current threat to Taylor County waters? The most accurate short answer is perhaps no. Red tide is a phenomenon caused by the blooming of toxic microalgae known as Karenia brevis. Which not only accumulates in filter-feeding ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, , Water
Tags: #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #RedTide, #TaylorCounty, #WaterQuality, Fishing, Floridaseagrant, Marinescience

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