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Horse owners help protect water quality with new tool

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September 19, 2022

Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average of 50 pounds of waste per day and with an estimated 385,000 horses in Florida, that waste piles up. A new UF/IFAS online tool helps horse owners identify ways ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Best Management Practices, BMP, BMPs, Equine, Horse, Horse Care, Horse Management, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department, Water, Water Quality

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


September 15, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

The Silk Floss Tree


August 16, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Cool Tree, Ethonobotany, Extension, FFL, Florida, Florida Tree, Flowering, Flowering Tree, Gardening Solutions, Hwooten, Interesting Plant, Landscape, Landscaping, Life Jacket, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Pink Flowers, Pollinator Plant, Rainforest, Right Place, Right Plant Right Place, Right Plnat, Spike, Spikey Trunk, Tree, Trees, Tropical, Tropical Tree, Useful, Useful Plant

Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30


June 30, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friendly, FYN, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscaping, Nitrogen, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Pollution, Turf, Turf Fertilizer, Water

UF/IFAS begins research to update best management practices for key Florida crops

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June 27, 2022

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

Category: Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMPs, Citrus, Fertilization, Grain Corn, Green Beans, Nutrient Application Rates, Nutrient Management, Potatoes, Research, Thomas Obreza, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Research

Institutional Applicators–Getting into compliance!


May 10, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Applicators, BMP, BMPs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer Applicators, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, GIBMP, Horticulture, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Bmps, Landscape Management, Lawn, Orange County, Ordinance

UF study: Stormwater ponds do little to prevent pollution in nearby lakes and ponds

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March 31, 2022

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Basil Iannone, BMPs, Depressional Wetlands, Kayla Hess, Lakes, Mowing, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Phosphorus, Rain, Retention Ponds, Rivers, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban, Urban Ecology

Internationally acclaimed scientist to lead UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center

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February 16, 2022

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

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: BMPs, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Research And Education Center, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, Water

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