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Category: Water

Miami-Dade County has a New Fertilizer Ordinance!

The ordinance creates Chapter 18C of the Code of Miami-Dade County (Code) as the “Miami Dade County Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes” to minimize the negative environmental effects from the misuse and overuse of fertilizers… Read More

National Science Foundation funding helps graduate student research mangroves in urban areas

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will support her while she studies how anthropogenic stressors… Read More

Landscape Industry Discussion of Water Use, Growth, and COVID-19 Impacts 

The 2021 Urban Landscape Summit kicked off with a State of the Landscape Industry panel. This first session provided an overview of today’s landscape industry conditions. Opening remarks and panel discussion focused on water use and growth around Florida. Panelists also discussed the… Read More

The Invasive Alligatorweed: Alternanthera philoxeroides

By Dr. James K. Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Assistant Professor Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a common pest in Florida that has plagued our state for well over 100 years.  Native to Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina,… Read More

Private Pond Stewardship: The Privilege and Responsibility of Healthy Vegetation Management

By Dr. James K. Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Assistant Professor Did you know that over 18% of the land surface in Florida is open water?  According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,… Read More

Being Florida-Friendly™

Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and lakes seem abundant…. Read More

Providing science-based programming to schools

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming – not only for adults in our community, but also for… Read More

Friends, neighbors help influence our irrigation decisions, UF research shows

Are you going to water your lawn today? It sounds like an innocuous question. But irrigation takes on a new context when you consider the potential of peer pressure on outdoor watering habits. When you see a neighbor… Read More