For plants to be healthy and grow they must use sunlight to produce foods from carbon dioxide and water. This process called photosynthesis involves the plant drawing up water from roots, and leaves taking in CO2 from the air and trapping ... READ MORE
Urban Development and Ecological Degradation - Part I. Introduction
As human population continues its logarithmic pattern of growth, it increases demand for ecosystem goods and services while consequent urban development is leading to degradation ... READ MORE
Are you ready to try a new technology that could conserve water and save money at no cost to you?
The UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County is seeking study participants for installation of new irrigation technology. Soil moisture ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to set yourself apart ... READ MORE
Florida law SB494 requires all commercial or for hire fertilizer applicators, or anyone supervising fertilizer applications to have a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) fertilizer license. The license is ... READ MORE
This workshop, on March 20, 2018, 12:45 -4:00 pm, will discuss current legal issues and homeowner association disputes regarding FFL implementation. Strategies will be reviewed that homeowners and HOA board members can use when working together ... READ MORE
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests through cultural, host resistance, physical or mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical control methods.
Why should you use IPM?
IPM provides long-lasting ... READ MORE
For most of us the first thing we notice when we see a forest is the trees. Its natural, they are so much bigger than we are that their presence changes the way we feel. But the forest is much more than the trees. Forests consist of a great ... READ MORE
by Shawn T. Steed
Agent, Environmental Horticulture Production
UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County
SWFWMD and farmers may have slightly different ideas on the purpose of tailwater recovery ponds. In fact, even I was under a big misconception ... READ MORE