Do you wake up to find calling cards left under your porch light by frogs and lizards? We can all agree that cleaning up the mess every morning is certainly annoying. Well, there’s an easy and inexpensive way to end the nightly poo-party without ... READ MORE
Welcome back to the Volunteering in Nature blog series, where you can get an inspiring peak into the world of volunteering for the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Ecology and Natural Resources program! As we move deeper into summer and ... READ MORE
Countless species of flora and fauna have been lost in what is now being labeled as the Anthropocene extinction event. Fortunately, two local species have not only escaped from the brink of extinction but have rebounded as humans have improved ... READ MORE
June 8, was World Oceans World Day, so to celebrate, I decided to spend the day at one of our local and most popular beaches in Sarasota County, Siesta Key Beach. I talked to visitors and residents about things that we could do to help the oceans, ... READ MORE
It has been 8 months since Hurricane Ian, which came with an elevated number of cases of Vibrio vulnificus, or “flesh eating bacteria”, in Lee and Collier Counties. A new study from Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic ... READ MORE
Water touches every part of our lives. Whether you're an avid fisher, a weekend beachgoer, or just someone who enjoys a tall, cold glass of H₂O, your life depends on an ample supply of clean water.
Originally developed by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE
Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe?
Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE
Why use soil moisture sensors?
Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops. Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. Additionally, ... READ MORE
February is Pesticide Safety Education month. Whether using a conventional chemicals or biorational chemicals, understanding how to use the product safely is universal. No product is 100% safe. Remember they are used to control, prevent, ... READ MORE
Tomatoes represent a $1.9 billion-a-year crop planted on 330,000 acres across 18 states, but diseases such as bacterial spot can threaten them.
A University of Florida scientist has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to study ... READ MORE