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Year-End Giving

December 22, 2015

Season's greetings from UF/IFAS Development! We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to what 2016 has in store. From our outstanding students to our ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Donate, Give Back, Giving, Holidays, Tax, Tax Credit, UF, UF-IFAS, Year End

Encouraging Landscape Water Conservation Behaviors Series Overview #7: Personal and Social Norms of Florida Residents Who Use Irrigation in the Home Landscape

December 21, 2015

This 4-page fact sheet is the seventh publication in a series focusing on encouraging water conservation among Florida residents who use irrigation in their home landscapes. Extension educators create programs to encourage good irrigation practices ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication Department, Alexa Lamm, Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Encouraging Landscape Water-Conservation Behaviors Series, Joy N. Rumble, Laura A. Warner, Randall Cantrell

Plastic in My Toothpaste?!

November 16, 2015

I didn’t use this title just to catch your attention; I used this title because it’s true. Some toothpaste products actually contain tiny pieces of plastic. Often the “stuff” that makes your toothpaste look pretty is really plastic bits. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Contaminants, Fish, Fleece, Florida, Marine Life, Microfiber, Microplastic, Ocean, Plastic, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Sea Turtles, Tampa Bay, Toothpaste, Water Quality
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Sand-Clay Mix in Phosphate Mine Reclamation: Characteristics and Land Use

October 15, 2015

Phosphate rock is a key component in producing fertilizer and many other economically important products. Getting phosphate rock out of the ground produces a by-produce called phosphate clay, which mining operations must return to the landscape. ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Casey Beavers, Edward A. Hanlon, George J. Hochmuth, James Cates, Matt Wilson, Phosphate Industry, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Making a “Green” Workspace

September 28, 2015

Whether you work from home or in an office, these tips can help you create a “green” workspace for better health, mood and productivity—and a cleaner environment. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Environscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Offices, High-light Plants, House Plants, Indoor Health, Indoor Plants, Low-light Plants, Medium-light Plants, Sustainable Hot Topic

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