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Belle Glade, hurricane of 1928. Photos from the Smather's Archives.

Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches


May 17, 2022

Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida. Unfortunately, so are hurricanes. These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Hurricane Impacts, Hurricane Preparation, Tropical REC
Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.

Learning about Home Water Use


February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use

Stormwater Ponds May Harbor Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research Finds


May 28, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species. An ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, AJ Reisinger, Basil Iannone, Carrie Adams, Eban Bean, Environmental Horticulture Department, Invasive Species, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, SHED, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Pond, Urban Ecology, Water

UF professor: Drought, free electricity ravaging India’s groundwater supply


October 4, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hopes to use his research on water conservation to help farmers in India. In 2014, the National Crime Records Bureau of India reported ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, IFAS, News, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Suicide, Water
Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities


September 8, 2015

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Lawns And Water Conservation, Mackenzie Boyer, Michael D. Dukes
The University of Florida's C-band Microwave Radiometer system (UFCMR) Credit: J. Casanova, University of Florida

Field Observations During the Eleventh Microwave Water and Energy Balance Experiment (MicroWEX-11) from April 25 through December 6, 2012


August 26, 2015

This new report from UF/IFAS researchers provides another set of observation data that can be used to develop better models for accurate prediction of weather and near-term climate. It describes the observations conducted during the MicroWEX-11, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Alejandro Monsivais-Huertero, Anthony England, Daniel Preston, Ella Baar, Jasmeet Judge, Jason Motsinger, Juan Fernandez-Diaz, Karthik Nagarajan, Max Wallace, Microwave Water And Energy Balance Experiments, Pang-Wei Liu, Patrick Rush, Robert Terwilleger, Roger De Roo, Ruzbeh Akbar, Susan Steele-Dunne, Tara Bongiovanni, Tim H. M. Van Emmerik

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