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Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens


May 18, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Fruit Tree, Irrigation, Microirrigation, Orange County, Resources, Spray, Vegetable, Water
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Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences


May 16, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

GI-BMP Class in SPANISH 6/22/22


May 12, 2022

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

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applicator, Best Management Practices, BMP BMPs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Clases, Clases En Espanol, Commercial, Español, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer License, FFL, Florida, Florida Friendly, GIBMP, Green Industries, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Hwooten, Landscape, Ornamentals, Plants, Spanish, Spanish Class, Turf, Turfgrasses

No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31


May 10, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Period, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Lawn, Nitrogen, Orange County, Orange County Florida, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Slow-release, Water Conservation

Institutional Applicators–Getting into compliance!


May 10, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Applicators, BMP, BMPs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer Applicators, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, GIBMP, Horticulture, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Bmps, Landscape Management, Lawn, Orange County, Ordinance

2022 Community Water Wise Awards: Is your yard a winner? Enter your landscape today to find out!


May 5, 2022

By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.   The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Water, Water Wise

Protect your fresh water: A Q&A with a water quality expert


May 5, 2022

An estimated 2.5 million Floridians rely on private wells for home drinking water, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). These systems are sensitive to environmental changes, like flooding, and owners are responsible for the ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Andrea Albertin, Drinking Water, Hurricane Season, Private Well, Water Quality, Well Water, Workshop
Rain hitting rooftop

Installing your wireless rain sensor


May 2, 2022

Rain Sensors Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Lawn, Pgm_Water, Programming, Rain Sensor, Storm, Turf, Water

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