The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE
How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE
No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water.
The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida ... READ MORE
We are so glad to announce that we are launching the "Let's Talk About Ag BMPs" series. The goal of this “Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs” series is to be a source of information on agriculture best management practices.
This session, we met ... READ MORE
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
For years, scientists questioned the ability of stormwater ponds to keep nutrients out of lakes and rivers. Turns out, they were right to be suspicious, new University of Florida research shows.
Stormwater ponds are built to prevent soil ... READ MORE
BELLE GLADE, Fla –Samira Daroub, an internationally acclaimed soil and water scientist and professor, has been named director of the UF/IFAS Everglades Research & Education Center (EREC). The appointment is effective immediately.
Daroub ... READ MORE
Written by Ajia Paolillo, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Citrus Agent, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Highlands Counties
On July 1, 2020 new record keeping requirements went into effect for nitrogen and phosphorus amounts applied by growers enrolled ... READ MORE
Written by Dr. Michael D. Dukes, Center for Land Use Efficiency Director
Since Senate Bill 712 (SB 712) was signed into law July 2020 there have been many questions about requirements and implementation. We have worked closely with the Florida ... READ MORE