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Tag: Natural Resources
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Mimosa Tree Albizia julibrissin Mimosa Trees are an invasive species in Florida, originating from China. The plant was introduced as an ornamental for homes and gardens but has since escaped into… Read More
ON-FARM RESEARCH DEVELOPS NOVEL METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE IMPACT OF EQUINE MANURE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON WATER QUALITY Bainum*, C.1, Mann, M.*2, Francisco, A.3, Clark, M4., Wickens C5.
1Extension Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL 34471 2Extension Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 3Grad. Student, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32653 4Professor, Soil and Water Sciences Department,… Read More
ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECREATIONAL BAY SCALLOP SEASON IN HERNANDO COUNTY,FLORIDA B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL,
C. Adams, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, A. Hodges, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, and S.P. Geiger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St Petersburg, FL. Situation: The recreational bay scallop (Argopecten… Read More
IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL LITERACY FOR MORE INFORMED USE OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES K. Stump, J.S. Strickland, B. Justesen, J. Sullivan, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.
Situation: Although it is a county historically dominated by agriculture, Osceola County is rapidly urbanizing. This growth has led to the development of rural agricultural lands. However, undeveloped agricultural areas contain natural resources, provide habitat for wildlife, and… Read More
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Yellow Jessamine, also called Carolina Jasmine, is a Florida native but will only catch your eye for a short period. The vine is often found trailing through… Read More
Septic Program Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL 32327 Drain fields will work well if the septic tank is working well. Learn what to do to keep your septic… Read More
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Chinese Tallow Triadica sebifera Chinese Tallow are an extremely invasive tree in Florida, and are actually regulated on the State Noxious Weed list. This means the plants are illegal to posses,… Read More
Being refined can be a desirable quality. It reflects a process in which the best possible features have been distilled and are on display. With this refining process there are traits which are curbed, and sometimes lost forever. … Read More
While most plants get eaten by bugs, these plants do the eating! In this issue of Wildflowers: What’s Blooming, we explore native carnivorous plants of Florida. These special plants obtain their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals (typically… Read More