By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is one of the usual suspects, a common troublemaker, targeted for management on just about every lake and stream in Florida every year. This… Read More
Reclaimed Benefits You have likely heard or read about reclaimed water in your journey to sustainability. It is pervasive, existing in nearly every Florida county. Many parks, golf courses, and larger spaces use exclusively reclaimed water for irrigation…. Read More
A water-quality buoy called ‘GatorByte” might help resource managers monitor water quality over space and time – all for as little as $1,500. Eban Bean, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), is working on… Read More
All of sudden it became clear, and, sometimes we need reminding in the most unusual of ways. My garden reminded me of a few life lessons this past month.
The Importance of Online Education Being an earth-conscious, environmentally-friendly individual takes a lot of research and work. Knowing when and how to save resources does not always come intuitively. Especially in our current circumstances, finding the time to… Read More
Whether you get your water from a public utility, a well or recycled water, the source will influence how much water you save, a new University of Florida study shows. Turns out, city water users tend to engage… Read More
On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day. Why is this… Read More
Treating Reclaimed Water In the words of EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, “Water reuse represents a major opportunity to support our nation’s communities and economy by bolstering safe and reliable water supplies for human consumption, agriculture, business, industry, recreation… Read More
On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily? During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings. All the extra water can contribute to… Read More
Dr. Charles Barrett, Regional Specialized Agent in Water Resources, discussed agent and grower perspectives on soil moisture sensors during the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit.