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UF scientist tries to reduce heat stress, improve beef production in cattle


October 18, 2021

ONA, Fla. --- Heat stress impairs animal performance and health, leading to annual losses of $1.2 billion for the dairy, beef and swine industries in the United States. That’s why Philipe Moriel and other University of Florida scientists are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Production, Cattle, Cattle Reproduction, Food, Food Additives, Heat Stress, Livestock Productivity, Philipe Moriel, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Shade

Florida urban tree canopy gives oxygen, shade — saves $4 billion a year


November 12, 2020

Trees give us shade to cool off and oxygen to breathe – and they provide Florida cities with $4 billion in benefits a year, collectively, UF/IFAS researchers say. These include savings in air pollution removal, stormwater runoff and carbon ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Air Pollution Removal, Andrew Koeser, Carbon Sequestration, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, ITree Canopy Model, Savings, Shade, Stormwater Runoff, Trees, Urban Canopy
Crinum lily flowrs

Bulbs for the Florida Home Landscape


June 1, 2020

Written by Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian If you wish to brighten up a shady spot in your landscape, why not try planting some bulbs? But not tulips, daffodils, or crocuses. Those are the bulbs for northern climates and would just end ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amaryllis, Bulbs For Florida, Canna, Canna Lily, Crinum, Gloriosa Lily, Lily Of The Nile, Rain Lily, Shade, Spider Lily
Sprinklers watering grass, misting due to high pressure

Less water, better landscape


December 11, 2018

Excessive or inefficient watering of a landscape can be just as harmful as giving too little water. The best Florida-Friendly Landscapes only put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Check out these simple tricks to help save water, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Rain Barrels, Rainfall, Shade, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Soil Moisture Sensor, SWAT, Turf, Water, Water Conservation

Florida-Friendly Plants- Oakleaf Hydrangea


July 25, 2018

When looking for a tough, versatile native shrub for Northeast Florida, it's hard to beat the Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Growing in full sun or shade, this shrub is fairly drought tolerant but prefers a rich, moist soil. With ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Florida, Florida Friendly, Hydrangea, Low Maintenance, Native, Oakleaf, Shade, White Flower

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