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Private Pond Stewardship: The Privilege and Responsibility of Healthy Vegetation Management

May 1, 2021

Did you know that over 18% of the land surface in Florida is open water? According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we have close to 8,000 named freshwater lakes that are at least 20-acres in size, in addition to thousands ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Pond Ecosystems, Pond Management, Private Pond Stewardship, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?

January 26, 2021

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Filamentous Algae, Fish Ponds, Natural Resources, Pond Management, Pond Scum, Suwannee County, Topic Tuesday, Water Quality

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