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Water Talk: Common Questions and Thoughtful Answers

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May 25, 2023

Water touches every aspect of our lives, and is at the heart of many questions we receive at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. This "Water Talk" blog series will answer some of the most commonly asked water-related questions. Our Master ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: (MGV), Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteers, Pgm_Water, Plant Clinic, Pond, Regulation, Vegetation, Water, WaterTalk

Florida-Friendly Landscaping -My Slice of Paradise

May 24, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Keith ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bromeliads, Broward, Conserve Water, Florida Gardening, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, IFASwater, Native Plants, Right Place Right Plant, Water
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En el Día Nacional del Caimán Americano, los expertos de UF/IFAS nos explican lo interesantes que son estos icónicos reptiles

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May 24, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas del distrito sureste de UF/IFAS. Los caimanes americanos son uno de los depredadores beneficiosos más grandes y que han resistido la prueba del tiempo en el equilibrio de los ecosistemas. Sin ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aligators, Caimanes Americanos, Conservacion, Croc Docs, Depredadores, Ecologia, Español, Everglades, FLREC, Frank Mazotti, Humedales, Reptil, Sergio Balaguera-Reina, Spanish, UF-IFAS, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Vida Silvestre
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On National Alligator Day, May 29, there’s plenty to appreciate about these toothy reptiles, UF/IFAS experts explain

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May 24, 2023

American alligators are one of the largest beneficial predators that have stood the test of time balancing ecosystems. Yet, they’re largely misunderstood. “Often sensationalized, these iconic reptiles are recognized by biologists and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alligator, Florida Everglades, Frank Mazzotti, Louisiana, National Alligator Day, News, Reptile, Sergio Balaguera-Reina, The Croc Docs, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife Conservation

Florida Land Steward Update, May 19, 2023

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May 19, 2023

HURRICANE SEASON AROUND THE CORNER Hurricane season begins June 1, along with a webinar series on hurricane preparation and recovery topics. The series starts June 1 with a review of the casualty loss deduction for tax purposes and how ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Conservation Easements, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Hurricane Preparation, Natural Resources, Online Course, Scholarships And Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife
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Pumpout Nav mobile app for boaters expands to Florida

May 19, 2023

Florida Sea Grant, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are excited to announce that Pumpout Nav is available to Florida boaters. Boaters now have access to an interactive tool to locate more than ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Boat, Boating, Clean Vessel Act, Coastal And Marine Resources, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Sea Grant, National Safe Boating Week, Water, Water Quality
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Florida Master Naturalist Habitat Evaluation Course June 2023

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May 17, 2023

About this Habitat Evaluation Course The UF/ IFAS Extension offices in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties are pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program Habitat Evaluation hybrid steward course which starts June 14, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Egret Marsh, Florida Master Naturalist, Habitat Evaluation, Jensen Beach, Sea Turtle, Steward, Vero Beach

Tips for Florida Homeowners on Fertilizing Plants

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May 17, 2023

Fertilizer can help plants grow but can also have adverse effects on the environment. Be sure to apply best management practices when fertilizing to optimize your plant health without harming our water bodies. Watch the recording of our How ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Grass, Hillsborough County, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteer, Shrub, Tampa, Tree, Tsilvasy, Turf, Vegetables, Video, YouTube
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Hurricane Season June First thru November 30th

May 15, 2023

Prepare Before Hurricane Season Begins By Yvonne Florian Hurricane season will be upon us June first. While a disaster can strike at any time of the year, now is the time to do your Hurricane preparations such as: Trim landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Home Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Disaster Praparation, Drinking Water, Emergency Pantry, Featured, Food Safety, Hurricane Preparation, Storm

Aclaremos los mitos sobre la masa de sargazo del 2023

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May 12, 2023

Creado por Ana Zangroniz, agente de Florida Sea Grant y parte del programa de Extensión de UF/IFAS. En el transcurso de los últimos meses, la "masa" de sargazo ha dominado los titulares de las noticias locales y nacionales, e incluso ha ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Acumulacion, Afectacion, Alga, Alga Marron, Ana Zangroniz, Arrecifes De Coral, Biomasa, Ciencia Ciudadana, Corrientes Oceanicas, Español, Florida Sea Grant, Giros Oceanicos, Impactos, Mar De Los Sargazos, Masa De Sargazo, NOAA, Playas, Proliferacion De Algas, Sargazo, Sea Grant, Spanish, Sulfuro De Hidrogeno, Tortugas, Turismo, UF-IFAS, Vientos

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