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Category: Water

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and… Read More

Green building: Building healthy, happy, resilient communities

Why should we build green? Well, green buildings not only have a lower impact on the environment and your wallet, but they also keep occupants healthier and happier. Sarasota County sees building green as one of the many… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Florida’s Springs

Florida has one of the largest concentrations of freshwater springs on Earth, with more than 700 springs within its boundaries. Springs provide natural, recreational and economic benefits for Florida’s residents and visitors. The crystal-clear water from springs supplies… Read More

Urban Development and Ecological Degradation – Part I. Introduction

Urban Development and Ecological Degradation – Part I. Introduction As human population continues its logarithmic pattern of growth, it increases demand for ecosystem goods and services while consequent urban development is leading to  degradation of the ecosystems that… Read More

Spring CEU Special

Spring CEU Special   Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you… Read More

Pickerelweed… Friend of Foe?

I often get calls on how to control pickerelweed. Although this beautiful aquatic plant is a Florida native, it can spread prolifically leaving pond owners with the assumption that it’s an invasive weed. Invasive plants are non-native species… Read More

Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve

Florida’s Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system. The goal of the Aquatic Preserves is to protect the best of Florida’s submerged areas so current and future generations can enjoy them…. Read More

Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve

Florida’s Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system. The goal of the Aquatic Preserves is to protect the best of Florida’s submerged areas so current and future generations can enjoy them…. Read More