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Free UF/IFAS Extension webinars for South Florida landscapes address challenges, offer tips


April 25, 2022

Living in South Florida has its perks and pitfalls. With beautiful beaches and plenty to do all year long, the same region experiences some of the most extreme subtropical weather conditions that take a toll on turf.    The University of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, News, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach
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​UF/IFAS expert: Don’t disturb bats during maternity season​


April 21, 2022

April 15 marked the start of bat maternity season, and through August 15 wildlife protection laws are in place.  Though they have benefits to the environment, bats can be misunderstood.   University of Florida experts ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bat Houses, Bats, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Bats, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Ken Gioeli, News, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
image - samples of yellow nutsedge weed infected and non-infected by phytoplasma

UF/IFAS scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout U.S.


April 18, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla –Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #ufentnem, Brian Bahder, Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, Plant Pathology, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

UF/IFAS expert explains what to expect when midges invade your pond, lake


April 6, 2022

Ponds and streams provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. They also provide breeding habitats for swarms of flying pests like midges. These mosquito-like pests often draw concern and confusion among crowds encountering them about ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, William Kern
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Following the Panhandle fires? UF expert explains wildfire terms


March 9, 2022

As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology. To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: Adkins Avenue Fire, Bertha Swamp Road Fire, Chipola Complex, David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, News, Panhandle, Southern Fire Exchange, Star Avenue Fire, Wildfire
Reefscape photo credit Kieran Cox

From ‘boops’ to ‘unks,’ how scientists are using fish sounds to conserve underwater ecosystems


March 2, 2022

Above: If you've ever snorkeled or scuba dived around a reef, chances are you've heard fish making sound. Photo credit: Kieran Cox FishSounds.net is the first online, interactive library for the sounds fish make when communicating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Audrey Looby, Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences

Citizen science program: Grow your own tomatoes to help address food insecurity


February 28, 2022

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby. Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua County, Broward County, Celina Gomez, Citizen Science, Environmental Horticulture, Featured, News, Orange County, Special Topics

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