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To save water, start with irrigating less

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March 16, 2023

Growing up, we are taught to save water by turning the faucet off while we brush our teeth, or by taking short showers instead of baths. Every bit of saved water is important, but recent research indicates that water use in our yards can really ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, FFL, Florida-friendly Landscaping, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscapes, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Smart-irrigation Controllers, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quantity, Water Use, Yards

Invasive apple snails in your backyard, waterways? UF/IFAS study dives into their threat to Florida’s wetlands

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March 6, 2023

A new study by researchers at the University of Florida provides a first look at the ecological impacts of the invasive apple snails on some of Florida’s most vulnerable habitats and environments. Nonnative apple snails came to Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apple Snail, Archbold Biological Station, Biological Invasion, Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Giant Apple Snail, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, Jiangxiao Qiu, News, Research, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science Of The Total Environment, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, Water Quality, Wetlands, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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UF/IFAS entomologist lists top eight invasive species that invade households and empty wallets

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February 22, 2023

The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species. These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Ask IFAS, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Household Pests, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Insects, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, Mice, National Invasive Species Week, National Pest Management Association, Pests, Rats, Rodents, SFYL HOT TOPIC, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, West Indian Drywood Termites, William Kern

Entomólogo de UF/IFAS enumera las ocho principales especies invasoras que atacan los hogares y vacían las billeteras

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February 22, 2023

La lista de especies invasoras de Florida va más allá de los reptiles y las plantas. Muchos insectos y roedores, a los que consideramos plagas domésticas, también son especies invasoras. Estas plagas que invaden los hogares les cuestan ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, UF/IFAS
Tags: Ask IFAS, Asociación Nacional De Manejo De Plagas, Comejen, Cucaracha Alemana, Cucaracha Americana, Cucarachas, Departamento De Agricultura Y Servicios Al Consumidor De Florida, Departamento De Entomologia Y Nematologia, Espanol, Especies Invasoras, Plagas, Plagas Domesticas, Plagas Invasoras, Rata De Noruega, Rata De Techo, Rata De Tejado, Ratas, Ratones Domesticos, Roedores, Semana Nacional Sobre La Concientización De Especies Invasoras, Spanish, Termitas, Termitas Asiaticas Subterraneas, Termitas De Madera Seca, Termitas Subterraneas De Formosa, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS FLREC, William Kern
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Laziness encouraged: No Mow March promotes pollinators in the Panhandle

February 21, 2023

Need an excuse to not mow your lawn for a month? UF/IFAS Extension agents in the Florida Panhandle are asking residents to skip their soon-to-be-weekly outdoor chore until the calendar flips to April. The idea for “No Mow March” is borrowed ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beth Bolles, No Mow March, Pollinators, UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District
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El 1 de marzo entrará en vigor la nueva medida regulatoria de FWC para las trampas recreativas para cangrejos

Bahder, Luz
February 20, 2023

Lo más destacado Este 1 de marzo las trampas utilizadas para la captura recreativa de cangrejos en Florida deberán poseer una abertura de no más de 15 por 5 centímetros, según la nueva regulación de la Comisión de Pesca y Vida Silvestre ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: BRD, Cangrejos, Dispositivos De Reducción De Captura Accidental, Espanol, Florida Sea Grant, Rick O'Connor, Spanish, Tortugas, Trampas, UF/IFAS
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UF/IFAS scientists lure Burmese pythons using radio telemetry during mating/breeding season

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February 20, 2023

The University of Florida has partnered with several federal and state agencies on a large-scale python removal project to protect the Everglades. The project combines Burmese python ecology with removal efforts to maximize opportunities ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Burmese Python, Christina Romagosa, CROC Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EddMaps, Everglades, Everglades National Park, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fort Collins Science Center, Frank Mazzotti, FWC’s Python Action Team Removing Invasive Constrictors, Invasive Species, Melissa Miller, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, Snakes, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Los científicos de UF/IFAS ubican pitones birmanas durante su temporada de apareamiento mediante radio telemetría

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February 20, 2023

Puntos destacados University of Florida trabaja en conjunto con varias agencias federales y estatales en un proyecto de remoción a gran escala de pitones para proteger los Everglades. El proyecto considera la ecología de la pitón ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Centro Científico Fort Collins, Christina Romagosa, Departamento De Ecología Y Conservación De Vida Silvestre, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, EddMaps, Especies Invasoras, Everglades, Frank Mazzotti, Melissa Miller, Parque Nacional Everglades, Pitones Birmanas, Radio Telemetría, Semana Nacional Sobre La Concientización De Especies Invasoras, Serpientes, Servicio Federal De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre De Florida, Servicio Geológico De Los Estados Unidos, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
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UF study helps explain why market for invasive lionfish remains small

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February 19, 2023

When invasive lionfish came on the scene in the Gulf of Mexico, one proposed solution came with them: Control their populations and impacts by commercially harvesting them. In other words, “eat them to beat them.” But large-scale lionfish ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Food And Resource Economics, Holden Harris, Lionfish, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Sherry Larkin

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