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No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31


May 10, 2022

That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Period, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Lawn, Nitrogen, Orange County, Orange County Florida, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Slow-release, Water Conservation

UF study: Stormwater ponds do little to prevent pollution in nearby lakes and ponds


March 31, 2022

For years, scientists questioned the ability of stormwater ponds to keep nutrients out of lakes and rivers. Turns out, they were right to be suspicious, new University of Florida research shows. Stormwater ponds are built to prevent soil ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Basil Iannone, BMPs, Depressional Wetlands, Kayla Hess, Lakes, Mowing, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Phosphorus, Rain, Retention Ponds, Rivers, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban, Urban Ecology

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health


March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA

An aromatic tomato could be looming – a la heirloom varieties, say UF scientists


March 7, 2022

You can scarcely find a tasty, heirloom tomato in the grocery store. But University of Florida scientists helped discover a way to enhance tomato smell and taste. Breeding efforts over the last half century have emphasized traits that are important ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Aroma, Biochemical Pathway, Denise Tieman, Flavor Compounds, Genetics, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Nitrogen, Nitrogenous Volatiles, Taste, Tomatoes
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Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local


September 29, 2020

In a recent study, researchers at the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) demonstrated that small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can benefit from struvite recovery. This method lowers phosphorus (P) output and conserves an ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Eutrophication, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

UF/IFAS researcher part of team examining global grasslands


August 20, 2020

A UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department researcher was one of more than 40 researchers examining how nitrogen changes in grassland soils. The process, known as mineralization – organic nitrogen’s conversion into inorganic nitrogen – ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Grassland, Maria Silveira, Mineralization, Nitrogen, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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The important role of nitrogen in Florida soils


June 15, 2020

A new UF/IFAS Extension document from Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWS) researchers highlights the important role of nitrogen (N) in Florida soils. The element is necessary for healthy plants. However, properly managing soil N levels ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clayton Nevins, Nitrogen, Patrick Inglett, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
guy spreading fertilizer

Orange County’s Fertilizer Ordinance – Summer Reminders


July 31, 2018

Fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus may not be applied in Orange County from June 1 through September 30, unless the commercial applicator is GI-BMP certified or has the Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator license. Commercial applicators ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, Nitrogen, Orange County, Phosphorus
applicator fertilizing turf

‘Tis the Season, the Nitrogen Restricted Season (June 1st – Sept 30th)


June 4, 2018

June 1st starts the Nitrogen restrictive season. No nitrogen applications allowed until September 30th please see the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance for more information. Applications of fertilizer that has an analysis (N-P-K) on ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida Friendly Landscape, Nitrogen, Ordinance, ProHort

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