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
Lead contamination poses a serious threat to drinking water safety. Both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that Lead is harmful to health, especially for children. There ... READ MORE
Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE
Interested in learning more about private wells and septic systems in Florida? The UF/IFAS Extension Central District Water Resources program is hosting a series of four webinars for Florida homeowners interested in learning more about your ... READ MORE
Did you know... Approximately one in every five private wells has contamination.
UF/IFAS Extension is partnering with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and offering this educational workshop. Attendees will learn the potential ... READ MORE
Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic.
Campbell was ... 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
The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is continuing to evolve to meet the lifestyle horticulture needs and interests of its urban constituency in Central Florida. Urban food systems are becoming a major element of MREC’s urban ... READ MORE