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Water Wednesday Preview Blog – Water: Florida’s Lifeblood

#WaterWednesday is a weekly webinar at Facebook Live for Floridians interested in learning more about Florida’s most precious natural resource: water! This week’s topic is Water: Florida’s Lifeblood. Water Wednesday in April will feature Water Conservation. We will… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: The Power of Your Pond

Stormwater ponds are designed to collect and manage runoff from rainwater. When rainwater lands on rooftops, parking lots, streets, driveways and other hard surfaces, the rainfall that doesn’t soak into the ground (known as stormwater runoff) flows into… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Liriope muscari, or Lilyturf, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes. Lilyturf is a grasslike perennial commonly used to line pathways and known for its lilac-purple flowers. This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and landscape… Read More

Preview: Florida Water Policy

  It’s no secret that water is Florida’s most precious resource. After all, Florida is surrounded by 1,350 miles of coastline and home to more than 7,800 natural lakes 0 including the 448,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. With a growing… Read More

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center hosted UF/IFAS vice president Scott Angle last week, showcasing center research projects focused on lifestyle horticulture. Angle visited along with UF/IFAS Communications associate vice president Chris Vivian, representatives from IFAS Government Affairs… Read More

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous). This weed… Read More

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is long-stalked phyllanthus (Phyllanthus tenellus). Long-stalked phyllanthus is native… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?

Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often – bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question… Read More