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Does your Irrigation Make Sense, WaterSense?

Maggie Gaughan
September 12, 2022

Does your irrigation system make sense? Are your sprinklers working for you or against you in your mission to irrigate efficiently? Luckily, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a label to distinguish water-efficient products ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: EPA, Irrigation, Landscape, Save Water, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Pressure, Watersense

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

Maggie Gaughan
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

Spring Farm Tour 2022


March 17, 2022

The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought over eighty participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Manatee County. Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District board ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Soil And Water Conservation District

Gearing up! A Coastal Community Celebrates the Return of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival


February 1, 2022

Gearing up for the 40th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural history of the region and honor the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cultural Heritage, Festivals, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County Extension

Florida NRCS Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Signup

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November 2, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Florida, November 2, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners from Florida for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cost Share, CSP, NRCS
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One Fish, two fish, twelve years of huge fish: Florida Sea Grant’s Great Goliath Grouper Count


October 4, 2021

Every June, dozens of divers across the state embark on a search for one of Florida's most quintessential and charismatic reef fish. Since 2010, these citizen scientists have been providing data regarding Goliath grouper presence and size ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Angela Collins, Diving, Fish, Florida Sea Grant, Goliath Grouper
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Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

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June 22, 2021

Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Quality Incentives Program, EQIP, Farming, Financial Assistance, Natural Resource Conservation Service, NRCS, Soil Health, USDA

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