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Water Wednesday Preview Blog – Water: Florida’s Lifeblood

#WaterWednesday is a weekly webinar at Facebook Live for Floridians interested in learning more about Florida’s most precious natural resource: water! This week’s topic is Water: Florida’s Lifeblood. Water Wednesday in April will feature Water… Read More

We’re Hiring! Research Coordinator 2 with the Community Food Lab

The Community Food Lab at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is seeking a Research Coordinator II. The Research Coordinator will play a pivotal role in coordinating social and behavioral science research, data collection, analysis,… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Florida’s Springs

Florida has one of the largest concentrations of freshwater springs on Earth, with more than 700 springs within its boundaries. Springs provide natural, recreational and economic benefits for Florida’s residents and visitors. The crystal-clear water… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half of… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: The Power of Your Pond

Stormwater ponds are designed to collect and manage runoff from rainwater. When rainwater lands on rooftops, parking lots, streets, driveways and other hard surfaces, the rainfall that doesn’t soak into the ground (known as stormwater… Read More

Just Published: FE1090, Toward Sustainable Urban Landscape Management: Floridians’ Perceptions of Residential Landscapes and Their Maintenance Requirements

With more than 300,000 new residents expected annually, Florida has a booming population and, as a result, housing industry. With so many new Floridians entering the state, it begs the question, what do Floridians think… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Liriope muscari, or Lilyturf, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes. Lilyturf is a grasslike perennial commonly used to line pathways and known for its lilac-purple flowers. This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida gardeners,… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication… Read More

Just Published – Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination

Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination JUST PUBLISHED: Looking for information on how to treat bacterial contamination in your private well with shock chlorination? Check out our newest UF/IFAS Extension Publication, Private Wells… Read More