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UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants


April 6, 2022

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants

UF study shows homeowners less likely to adopt impactful water conservation measures


March 2, 2022

The average American family uses 320 gallons of water daily, about 30 percent of which is devoted to outdoor uses. University of Florida researchers are trying to lower both numbers. But Laura Warner and John Diaz, faculty members in the ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Conservation, Impactful Behaviors, Irrigation, John Diaz, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Plants, Smart-irrigation Controllers, Social Marketing, Water

Strategies to Encourage Adoption of Stormwater Pond Best Management Practices (BMPs) by Homeowners


August 24, 2015

Man-made ponds can be a useful way to collect, store, and treat stormwater runoff in residential areas. However, these ponds can become polluted when runoff contains fertilizers, pesticides, and pet waste from the neighborhood. This 8-page fact ... READ MORE

Category: Water
Tags: Department Of Agricultural Education And Communication, Emily Ott, Gail Hansen, Laura Warner, Michelle Atkinson, Ondine Wells, Paul Monaghan, Sgrenrock, Stormwater Ponds

Encouraging Landscape Water-Conservation Behaviors #3: Developing Extension and Outreach Messages That Encourage Landscape Water Conservation Practice Adoption


August 21, 2015

Message framing can be an effective tool for crafting messages for a target audience. This 5-page fact sheet explains how Extension can use gain and loss message framing to encourage Florida residents who irrigate their home landscape to adopt ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Alexa Lamm, Courtney Owens, Department Of Agricultural Education And Communication, Joy Rumble, Laura Warner, Randall Cantrell, Sgrenrock, Water Conservation

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