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Private Well and Septic System Care Workshop in Marion County


February 6, 2024

Join Us for a Workshop on Private Drinking Well Maintenance, Well Water Quality, and Septic System Care in Marion County! Are you concerned about the safety of your drinking water and the health of your septic system? Your worries end here! ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Florida Well Owner Network, FWON, Onsite Systems, Private Wells, Septic Systems, Sewer, Water, Water Testing, Well Water

Participate in Our Lawn Fertilizing Survey and Win Exciting Prizes


January 31, 2024

Calling all Hernando County Residents! The UF/IFAS Extension is conducting a research project to gain insights into homeowners' knowledge and opinions regarding lawn fertilizing practices and fertilizer ordinances in Hernando County. Your perspective ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Fertilizer Use, Lawn, Residential Landscape, Survey, Water

Private Well and Septic System Care Workshop in Sumter County


January 23, 2024

Join Us for a Workshop on Private Drinking Well Maintenance, Well Water Quality, and Septic System Care! Are you concerned about the safety of your drinking water and the health of your septic system? Your worries end here! We are excited ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Event, Florida Well Owner Network, FWON, Onsite Sewer, Private Well, Septic System, Water Quality, Water Testing, Well Water
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CORE Training for Nurseries and Greenhouses


June 26, 2023

You told us that finding Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in CORE were hard to find. We listened and created an online class for you! The class is available 24/7, 365 days a year and costs only $30.00!! The money from this class will be ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Continuing Education Units, Core, Greenhouse, Nursery, Production Hortiuculture
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Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs: Citrus Best Management Practices


February 22, 2023

In this Let's Talk About Ag BMPs, the University of Florida Active Learning Program interns Katherine Monagas and John Mashburn interviewed Dr. Tara Wade, Agricultural Resource Economist in the Food and Resource Economics Department, and researched ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Water
Tags: Ag BMPs, Citrus, Economically Feasible, Let's Talk About Ag BMPs, Nature Resources, Water, Water Conservaiton, Water Quality
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Free webinars on home well and septic system care offered by UF/IFAS

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January 12, 2023

Florida homeowners with a private well or septic system are invited to learn more about their home water and wastewater management systems through  free webinars hosted by UF/IFAS experts. WHO: UF/IFAS water resources regional specialized ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Free Event, Private Well, Septic System, Septic Tank, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Webinar, Webinars, Well Water

How-To Video Series to Create Your Own Sustainable Landscaping


September 14, 2022

Wondering how your landscape can protect the environment? The Water Wednesday Team has partnered with the UF/IFAS Communications and developed 11 videos to show you how your landscape can be both esthetically pleasing and environmental friendly. Click ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hands-on Video, How-to Video, Landscape Practices, Sustainable Landscape, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Wednesday
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Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs: Irrigation Best Management Practices


July 29, 2022

In this session of the “Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs” series, we met with Dr. Vivek Sharma from the University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department to discuss Irrigation Best Management  Practices. We got to pick ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ag, Ag BMP, Ag BMPs, ET, Evapotranspiration, Irrigation, Irrigation Efficiency, Let's Talk About Ag BMPs, Soil Moisture Sensor, Water, Water RSA, Yilin Zhuang

What is Hard Water?


June 27, 2022

Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association). The term "hardness" is applied to the soap neutralizing ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Hard Water, Hardness, Secondary Standards, Water, Water Agent, Water Hardness, Water RSA, Water Safety, Water Softener, Water Standards, Yilin Zhuang

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