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Water Conservation in Polk County


June 14, 2022

Our water resources are stretched today providing us with water for our homes, our crops, factories, businesses, and nature. Unfortunately, today's problem will only continue as the population of Central Florida grows. As we look for other water ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Conservation, Florida Lawns, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn And Garden, Plants, Polk County, Saving Water, Water, Water Conservation

The Rain Sensor: Is your Rainy Season Hero Alive and Well?


June 14, 2022

Over here in Southwest Florida, rainy season has officially begun! The unsung hero of the rainy season is none-other than the rain sensor! Rain sensors interrupt your irrigation system controller's programmed schedule when adequate rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rain, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Sprinklers, Water Conservation

No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31


May 10, 2022

That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Period, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Management, Lawn, Nitrogen, Orange County, Orange County Florida, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Slow-release, Water Conservation

WATER WEDNESDAY PREVIEW – IRRIGATING WITH RECLAIMED WATER


April 25, 2022

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Take central Florida where Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is for example, on average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Orlando. In addition to the sunshine, I would also like to call Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water, Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Reuse Water, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Supply, Water Wednesday

Orange County 4-H Summer Day Camps


March 30, 2022

With spring break behind us, it won’t be long until school is out, and parents are looking for quality activities for their children. The Orange County 4-H Program is offering several day camp opportunities this summer that can keep kids learning ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Healthy Living, Life Skills, Ocextension, Water Conservation, Youth
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Water Conservation Month approaching: UF/IFAS expert explains why saving water matters


March 22, 2022

FLORIDA – April is Water Conservation Month. A typically dry month in Florida, April is also when consumer water-use is highest in the state.   Science tells us that residents often use more water than needed in home landscapes, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lorna Bravo, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS Extension Broward, Urban Horticulture, Water Conservation

Water conservation starts with irrigation, report finds


March 22, 2022

Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply. To ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Lawn Care, Water, Water Conservation, Water Use, World Water Day

World Water Day 2022 – “Making the Invisible Visible”


March 22, 2022

Today is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is “making the invisible visible.” There is no better theme for Florida, where the Floridan Aquifer supplies most of our drinking water and our beautiful springs. While underground and rarely ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: H2OSAV, Irrigation, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS Water Agents, Water, Water Conservation, World Water Day

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