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2023 GI-BMP in Orange County


January 13, 2023

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. That means ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, GIBMP, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

Become A Better Angler In The New Year With The Florida Friendly Angler Program!

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January 6, 2023

It's 2023 and along with those New Year's resolutions, put becoming a better steward of Florida's marine environments and fisheries near top of your list!  Florida is the fishing capital of the world with over 4 million unique fishing license ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Angler, Catch And Release, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Education, Events, Fisheries, Fishing, Flats Boat, Florida Friendly Angler, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Marine Science, Natural Resources, Offshore, Recreation, Regulations, Science, Sea Grant, Seafood, Smoked Fish, Spearfishing, Sustainable, Tag, Tagging, UF IFAS Extension, Water

UF researchers urge homeowners to view irrigation as a way to supplement rain

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December 20, 2022

You set your automatic sprinkler, and it activates, right on schedule – even if it’s raining. Many people see rain as a bonus – on top of their sprinkler -- when they should view precipitation as their cue to conserve water, University ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Conservation, Habits, Homeowners, Intenders, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, Lawns, Non-intenders, Rain, Water
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Water restrictions across Sarasota County


December 15, 2022

Why Do We Have Restrictions? Water used for landscape irrigation poses a significant demand on Sarasota County's water supply. In fact, up to 50% of a household's water use can be attributed to the home's landscape irrigation system. In order ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, County, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Restrictions, Sarasota, Water
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Programming your controller


December 6, 2022

Taking charge of your own irrigation programming may seem daunting, but knowing how to use your system's controller is critical in making sure it's running efficiently throughout the year. Follow the steps below to program your controller. Know ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, How To, Irrigation, Manual, Pgm_Water, Programming, Restrictions, Timer, Water
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Resources for Neighborhoods in Protecting Water Quality


November 9, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_Marine, Pgm_Waste, Pgm_Water, Pond, Preservation, Red Tide, Stormwater, Water, Water Quality

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