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New UF/IFAS professor to combine AI and plant breeding; teach tomorrow’s AI innovators

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May 24, 2022

As a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos “Charlie” Messina knew he wanted to help people produce food worldwide, while also preserving the environment. But learning about agriculture in a big city wasn’t easy. Fortunately, his ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Buenos Aires, Charlie Messina, Crop Models, Drought, Flood, Genomics, Horticultural Sciences, Jim Jones, Meteorology, Plant Breeding
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Sprinkler tune-up!

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March 4, 2021

It's time for a sprinkler tune-up! With another "dry season" approaching in central FL, it's time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it's needed, when it's needed...   So, if you're a DIY person, get ready ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Drought, Dry Season, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Saving Water, Spring, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Wise

UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons


July 12, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Drought, Fire, Jennifer Fill, Lightning, Prescribed Fires, Raelene Crandall, Rain, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation
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April showers…?

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April 16, 2019

What image comes to mind when you hear the term “drought-tolerant plant?”   Ugh. Unfortunately, there are a handful of common misconceptions about drought-tolerant landscaping that just won't go away. Too often, the phrase ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Drought, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Native Plants, Water Conservation, Water Wise
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Fact Sheets: Lawns and Turfs | Anthacnose | Cerospora Leaf Spot | St Augustine Grass | Fairy Ring | Fertilization | Gray Leaf Spot | Nitrate Leaching | Rust | Pythium Root Rot | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension


October 26, 2018

Lawns/Turfs Anthracnose BMP for Home Lawns Bugs in St. Augustinegrass 'Captiva' St. Augustinegrass Cercospora Leaf Spot Disease Identification Drought Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Anthracnose, BMPs For Home Lawns, Bugs In St Augustine, Cerospora Leaf Spot, Drought, Environmental Stresses, Establishing Your Lawn, Fact Sheet, Factsheet, Fairy Ring, Fertilization And Irrigation, Fertilizer, Gray Leaf Spot, Helminthosporium Leaf Spot, Herbicides For Lawn, Insects, Lawns, Nitrate Leaching, Pythium Root Rot, Rust, Soft & Squishy Lawns, Soil Testing, St Augustine Grass, Sugarcane Mosiac Virus, Thatch, Turf
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Can A Landscape Be Fire-Wise, While Still Achieving Other Goals?

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May 7, 2018

As we reach the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Pasco County Fire Rescue's social media page recently reminded residents of the importance of being fire-wise around our homes and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Drought, Energy Efficiency, Fire-wise, FireWise, Landscape, Landscaping, Water Conservation, Water Wise, Wildfire

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