This week is the National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27). This event is part of a boating safety campaign led by the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Since its creation in 1971 by the United States Congress, through education, this ... READ MORE
When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors.
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New research from the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences may improve seagrass restoration efforts. The loss of seagrass is devastating coastal ecosystems. Impacts include declining water quality and marine life dying off ... READ MORE
Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply.
This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
TIME TO ORDER SEEDLINGS FOR WINTER PLANTING SEASON
If you are planning to plant trees this coming winter it’s time to get your order in for seedlings. Tree seedling supplies are often limited, especially that for longleaf pine, so now ... READ MORE
El fertilizante es regulado en la Florida y en Orange County. Cada persona que aplica fertilizantes por contrato por ley está obligado obtener una certificación para la aplicacion de fertilizantes. El fertilizante está regulado porque sabemos ... READ MORE
That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31.
The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution ... READ MORE
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to update the Orange County Fertilizer Applicators Ordinance during Spring 2022. Commercial, for hire, fertilizer applicators AND institutional fertilizer applicators that need to apply fertilizer ... READ MORE
MAY IS AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH
May is American Wetlands Month. This is a good time to recognize the diversity of wetland habitats that exist in Florida and across the U.S., and the services they provide that are critical wildlife and people ... READ MORE