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Too Much of a Good Thing—Water Wisely

Jeff Wasielewski
November 14, 2023

Death by water intake is a real thing. There are documented cases where people have died from drinking too much water, which is called water intoxication, either because of coercion or drug-induced excess thirst. Mama always said that too much ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

Healthy Trees and Lawns Equal Healthy Soils

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November 7, 2023

Healthy trees and lawns required healthy urban soils! What are the main characteristics of a good soil? A good soil contains 45%  mineral matter, 25% water, 25% air and 5% organic matter (figure 1). It’s difficult to find those characteristics ... READ MORE


Where to Find Weather Information for Nursery Growers in Miami-Dade County When Monitoring Low Temperatures for Cold Protection?

September 22, 2023

Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and William R. Lusher Ornamental productions in Miami-Dade County are concentrated in the Homestead area, the southwest corner of the County. During the wintertime, particularly from late December through January, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cold Protection, Cold Weather, Ornamentals

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