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UF/IFAS unveils online tool: Stay ahead of termite risk with interactive distribution map

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February 20, 2024

Termites cause billions of dollars a year in damages to homes, trees and other wooden structures across America. In Florida, termite infestations are a year-round risk for properties and trees. While they are not swarming year-round, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Termites, Invasive Species, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Subterranean Termites, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF Termite Collection, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

UF/IFAS study offers critical insights to encourage sustainable agriculture, protect Florida grasslands, wetlands

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January 31, 2024

The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers. While experts agree there is still much to learn to support ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Archbold Biological Station Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Ecosystem Services, Everglades, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Grasslands, Jiangxiao Qiu, Ranch, Sustainable Agricultural, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, Sustainable Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wetlands, Yuxi Guo

A call to action: UF/IFAS scientists, compost industry, policy makers join to promote compost standards, practices in Florida

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January 25, 2024

Food waste is one of the main drivers in Florida’s dependence on landfills, which fuel greenhouse emissions and promote climate change. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfills contribute annually up to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, EPA, Florida Compost Council, Florida Counties, Florida Municipalities, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Warming, Greenhouse Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landfills, Liz Felter, Methane, Mica McMillan, News, Recycling, Sustainability, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

Can urban agriculture sow sustainable food production, resilient communities? Scientists offer a potential roadmap

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January 2, 2024

Urban agriculture is growing food on a small-scale, using venues such as small rooftops, balcony gardens, community grounds, small urban farms and even empty lots of land. While experts tout the benefits of urban agriculture as a ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Jiangxiao Qiu, Nature Food, News, Research, Self-sustaining Communities, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production, Urban Gardening
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How safe is rain barrel water quality for growing gardens, landscapes in South Florida?

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October 18, 2023

Much more than a garden trend, rain barrels are an eco-friendly long-term solution to sustainable watering. They save money, promote water conservation and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, potentially reducing flooding. While rainwater ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ask IFAS, Eco-friendly, Flood Prevention, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Garden, Gardening, Horticultre, Kimberly Moore, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Money Saving, Plants, Potted Plants, Rain, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, South Florida, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Watering, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Vegetable Garden, Water Conservation, Watering Plants
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UF/IFAS study: This bird’s eye view confirms bird diversity dropping in urban areas, scientists say there is hope

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October 10, 2023

Human activities cause changes to wildlife biodiversity co-existing on urban and agricultural lands. For birds, little is known about the factors or extent these human activities impose on their biodiversity as they co-exist in ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Anthropogenic, Anthropogenically Modified Environments, Audobon, Avian Conservation, Biodiversity, Bird Habitats, Birds, Birdwatchers, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EBird, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Ornithology, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Forest Remnants, Wildlife Ecology
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From rise to rule, a UF/IFAS team records the spread of Asian subterranean termites through Florida’s southernmost point

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September 18, 2023

A University of Florida study published in Biological Invasions provides a one-of-a-kind evolutionary map and timeline that reconstructs the historical spread of the Asian subterranean termite over 22 years on Key West. “Although ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Biological Invasions, Entomology, Fumigation, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, Ground-based Treatments, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, Invasive, Journal Management Of Biological Invasions, Key West, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Stock Island, Taxonomy, Termites, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

Learn to grow food locally, UF/IFAS’ award-winning urban food production short course is back

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September 4, 2023

Communities are hungry for urban food production. Engagement continues at an all-time high when there is opportunity to grow food in containers, hydroponic systems, rooftops, community gardens and any available green space. Why? Urban ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Best Management Practices, Biodiversity, Community Cohesion, Community Gardens, Conservation, Food Handling, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Green Space, Improving Ecosystem Services, Jiangxiao Qiu, Lorna Bravo, National Association Of County Agricultural Agents, Nature-based Solutions, Post Urban Agriculture Harvesting, School Gardens, Sustainability, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, Technology Integration In Urban Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Agriculture, Urban Agriculture Industry, Urban Farmers, Urban Farming, Urban Food Production, Urban Food Production Systems

September 14: Learn science-based composting basics from UF/IFAS experts, industry leaders at workshop

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August 15, 2023

There are plenty of environmental and economic benefits of composting. It is gaining ground among consumers and industries because it helps keep food and yard debris from landfills thereby cutting methane gas emissions. Compost may also ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Container Plants, Crop, Food Waste, Kenaf, Media, Mica McMillan, Organic Waste, Peat, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Recycle, Soil, Soil Erosion, Substrate, Sustainable, Turf, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Water Conservation

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