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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
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

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
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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
scallops

Scallops after the season


November 15, 2021

What happens after Scallop season Scallop season deals with different challenges, including penny-sized scallops, rain (a lot of it in the last years), bad weather, storms, hurricane warnings and landings, flooded rivers, sea urchins, inexperienced ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBend, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #Divers, #NatureCoast, #RecreationalFishing, #ScallopCount, #Scallopseason, #TaylorCounty, Floridaseagrant, FWC, Marinescience, Scallop, Seagrass, Volunteer
seagrass survey

Seagrass, sea urchin and scallop survey in Taylor County


November 15, 2021

Assessing the condition of seagrass, sea urchins, and scallops The UF/IFAS Extension Agent and a certified scientific volunteer diver visited the area between Piney Point and Grassy Island to assess the condition of seagrass, sea urchins (https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/codes/food-bait-invertebrates/variable-urchin/) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, , Water
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #NatureCoast, #SeaUrchin, #TaylorCounty, FDEP, Floridaseagrant, FWC, Habitat, Marinescience, Scallop, Seagrass, Survey, Volunteer
a volunteer holding trash and smiling

Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2021


November 12, 2021

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic

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