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Read the fine print: Who owns and controls farm data?

With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, data derived from farms might be more valuable than the crops growers produce. That’s because farmers can make money from their data when companies use it for other purposes, says a… Read More

Water conservation and integrated pest management: Two concepts united by well-being

Many people probably would like to conserve more water and use less spray to control annoying bugs. But first, they must meet their personal needs, University of Florida researchers say. By “personal needs,” we’re talking about basic human… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Reclaimed Water

This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water! Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s… Read More

Open House and Field Day Planned for UF Citrus Research and Education Center November 16

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus faculty have worked earnestly to find workable tactics for growers to use in their operations to fight Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease.  That… Read More

Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!

      Yes, it’s been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest… BUT… when the fall “dry season” arrives in central FL, are your sprinklers ready to put water where it’s needed,… Read More

UF study: Those who feel ‘one with water’ are more apt to conserve the precious commodity

Much of our society has become so urbanized that the closest some people feel to water is their neighborhood stormwater pond, a University of Florida researcher says. People need to feel a deeper connection to water before they’ll… Read More

The Grass Class Resource Pass

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking… Read More

Check for Operational Irrigation Rain Shutoff—It is the Law

It is important for us to conserve water in our landscapes anywhere that we can, so let’s make the easy improvements first! ALL landscape irrigation systems REQUIRE a rain sensor or other type of shut off device. This… Read More

Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation… Read More

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle consumes several thousand… Read More