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UF researchers urge homeowners to view irrigation as a way to supplement rain

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December 20, 2022

You set your automatic sprinkler, and it activates, right on schedule – even if it’s raining. Many people see rain as a bonus – on top of their sprinkler -- when they should view precipitation as their cue to conserve water, University ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Conservation, Habits, Homeowners, Intenders, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, Lawns, Non-intenders, Rain, Water

After more than 400 farmworkers, families tested, more health fairs slated

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November 28, 2022

About 200,000 farm laborers live in Florida and usually get little to no health care. To help this underserved population, UF/IFAS Extension and UF Health have helped more than 400 farmworkers and their families lead healthier lifestyles in ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Blood Pressure, CAFE Latino, Chagas Disease, College Of Medicine, Columbia, Dr. Norman Beatty, Farmworker, Health Fair, John Diaz, Medellin, Migrant Workers, Screening, UF IFAS Extension

Summit to help ag businesses learn to market themselves through new media

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September 1, 2022

Want to know more about how to promote your agriculture-based business? You might reach more customers with a more effective presence on social media, among other tactics. To learn more about how to use non-traditional media to promote your ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education And Communication, Center For Rural Enterprise Engagement, Consumers, Lauri Baker, Marketing, New Media, Rural Businesses, Social Media, Webinars

UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits

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July 11, 2022

Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows. For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Grass, Homeowners, Irrigation, Knowledge, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Lawns, Norms, Plants, Replacment

UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants

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April 6, 2022

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants

UF study shows homeowners less likely to adopt impactful water conservation measures

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March 2, 2022

The average American family uses 320 gallons of water daily, about 30 percent of which is devoted to outdoor uses. University of Florida researchers are trying to lower both numbers. But Laura Warner and John Diaz, faculty members in the ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Conservation, Impactful Behaviors, Irrigation, John Diaz, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Plants, Smart-irrigation Controllers, Social Marketing, Water

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