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August is Water Quality Month!

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August 9, 2023

August is recognized as National Water Quality Month! This is a great time to renew your commitment to protecting and enhancing water quality in Southwest Florida. Let's face it - most of us live here because we love all of the water resources ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: August, Freshwater, Groundwater, Pgm_Water, Water, Water Quality, Water Quality Month, Water Resources

UF/IFAS, Broward County’s public middle schools partner to showcase global ideas on water sustainability

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May 25, 2023

Finding ways to protect water resources is top of mind for some of today’s youth. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) seeks to support students and schools by supplementing educators’ curriculums ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Broward County Public Schools, Global Scholars, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Kimberly Moore, News, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Water, Water Quality, Water Resources, Water Sustainability

Float ‘GatorByte’ down a stream and find pollutants – and their sources

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May 25, 2023

Water resource managers can now put a buoy in a lake or stream and find locations of pollutants and other problems – as well as their sources – all for about $1,000, say University of Florida researchers. Because the device is a result ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Buoy, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Eban Bean, GatoryByte, Manatee County, Piyush Agade, Pollutants, Sarasota County, Station, Water, Water Quality, Water Resources

PSA: Well water routine maintenance

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May 8, 2023

Developed by UF/IFAS Extension regional specialized water resources agents Yilin Zhuang and Andrea Albertin If you obtain drinking water from your own well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe. For this reason, routine ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Contaminated, Drinking Water, Private Well, Safety, Water Resources, Well Water

Reimagining new home construction landscapes, backed by science

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May 2, 2023

UF/IFAS researchers have partnered with award-winning land developers in Central Florida to study the benefits of landscapes that move away from traditional turf lawns and instead incorporate drought-tolerant plants native to Florida. Studying ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, Compost, Native Plants, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Health, Turf Alternatives, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Urban Ecology, Urban Landscape Ecology, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Resources

UF researchers awarded $1.8M to improve nutrient management of Suwannee Valley farms

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December 16, 2020

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley recently received a $1.8 million award for a 5-year project to develop precision nutrient application methods for the region. The on-farm ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, BMP, BMPs, Conservation, Corn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Nutrient Management, Water Resources

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