Florida is popular for its outdoor attractions with numerous beaches, pools, roller coasters, and great golfing opportunities. It can be tempting to stay out all day. However, with outdoor activities comes thunderstorms and, with it, lightning. ... READ MORE
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
We have been taught since we were children that lightning strikes the tallest object. It is no wonder then, that lightning is one of the most common natural causes of tree damage.
Lightning is formed when negative charged ions ... READ MORE
by Shawn T. Steed
Agent, Environmental Horticulture Production
UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County
Florida agriculture has many challenges, some of which are managing our particular environmental conditions. Managing these challenges ... READ MORE