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UF scientist finds way to reduce greenhouse gas in soil

When soil gets saturated with water, the ground can produce nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone, the layer that protects plants and animals on Earth from harmful ultraviolet light. For context, nitrous oxide is 310… Read More

Early leak detection saves water and money

A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You could run your… Read More

Source of irrigation water influences how much of it you conserve

Whether you get your water from a public utility, a well or recycled water, the source will influence how much water you save, a new University of Florida study shows. Turns out, city water users tend to engage… Read More

2020-2021 UF/IFAS citrus production guide available

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — While the coronavirus pandemic has changed much of the University of Florida citrus programming, one annual tradition continues, albeit with some changes. The 2020-2021 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Water Wednesday – Different Types of Rain Sensors

Did you know by Florida Statute requires “Any person who operates an automatic landscape irrigation system shall properly install, maintain, and operate technology that inhibits or interrupts operation of the system during periods of sufficient moisture.” (Florida Statute 373.62)…. Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water can contribute to… Read More