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UF/IFAS scientists host next ‘STEPS’ toward phosphorus sustainability with national think tank in South Florida

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April 17, 2024

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for food security and human survival, and it is an element that cannot be replenished. That is why using phosphorus efficiently is essential and the focus of a national research effort led by leading ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Elise Morrison, Everglades Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jehangir Bhadha, Jonathan Judy, Juan Nino, Kelly Morgan, Matthew VanWeelden, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation-Science And Technology Center, News, Research, Sandra Guzmán, Science And Technologies For Phosphorus Sustainability, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), STEPS, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida

Científicos de UF/IFAS lanzan una encuesta sobre el uso del agua para mejorar la conservación de este recurso en todo el estado

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April 16, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. ¿Busca alternativas que le puedan ayudar a ahorrar dinero en la factura del agua de su hogar? ¿Se pregunta con qué ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agua, Areas Verdes, Conservacion, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, Encuesta, Encuesta En Espanol, Espanol, Florida, Irrigación, Jardines, Kimberly Moore, La Encuesta Sobre El Uso Del Agua, Minimizar El Desperdicio De Agua, Patios, Propietarios De Viviendas Y Administradores De Propiedades, Responsable, Spanish, Sustenibilidad, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC, Uso Del Agua

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide

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April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation

New study shows seafood waste less profound than previously thought

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April 9, 2024

A new study shows seafood food loss and waste in the United States is approximately 22.7%, a drastic decrease from previous estimates of between 43% and 47%. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alena Poulin, Aquaculture, Aquatic, Commercial Fishing, Farmed Fish, Fish, Food, Food Security, Frank Asche, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, James Anderson, Megan Winslow, Nature, Resource Economics, Seafood, Sustainability, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Waste

MEDIA ALERT: Broward youth grow food, protect environment with UF/IFAS at YMCA Weston

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April 4, 2024

WHAT: How do you capture the attention of youth, so they embrace environmentally friendly habits? How do you engage them in adopting sustainable best practices that will grow with them? You introduce food into the picture and engage all their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Stewards, Kimberly Moore, Media Alert, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County 4-H, YMCA, Youth

What’s next for UF/IFAS scientists on the Burmese python telemetry scout project?

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April 2, 2024

Highlights: Burmese python breeding season is in full swing in the Florida Everglades. For a team of scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biology, Brandon Welty, Breeding, Burmese Python, Clutch, CROC Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Everglades, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, Melissa Miller, Python Telemetry Scout Project, Radio Telemetry, South Florida, South Florida Water Management District, U.S. Geological Survey, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Wildlife Biologist

Learn to grow sustainable food gardens anywhere South Florida at the free South Florida Community Garden Hub on April 13

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March 26, 2024

Community gardens come in all shapes and sizes. They offer a bounty of benefits that bring the farm-to-table concept to life when established effectively to meet sustainable food demands. By growing food on a small scale, using venues ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture Education, Agroecology, Balconies, Community Gardens, Community Grounds, Edible Plants, Environmental Horticulture, Farm To Table, Fruit, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jiangxiao Qiu, Lorna Bravo, News, Plants, Rooftop Gardens, Small Urban Farms, South Florida Community Garden Hub, Sustainable Food Production, Sustainable Food Systems, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Vegetables

Monitoring and measuring biodiversity require more than just numbers; scientists advocate for change

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March 19, 2024

Human actions influence the success and how species spread throughout geographic locations. This is why monitoring wildlife biodiversity is critical for scientists and policymakers to understand and preserve the present state of ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, Events, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Absolute Abundance, Biodiversity, Citizen Scientists, Conservation, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Relative Abundance, Research, Study, Trends And Ecology Evolution, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, University Of Florida, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Looking to build a citywide compost program? Policy makers, others invited to UF/IFAS Compost Consortium on March 27

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March 6, 2024

Federal agencies are investing millions of dollars to support innovative compost plans and programs that divert food waste from landfills. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is leading the charge ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Compost Business, Compost Consortium, Economic Development, Environmental Impacts, Florida Composting Council, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, IFAS, Landfills, Liz Felter, Mica McMillan, Sustainability, Sustainable, Sustainable Recycling, UF, UF News, UF/IFAS Compost Consortium, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Usda
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UF/IFAS research: Can artificial intelligence outsmart invasive species?

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February 29, 2024

Argentine black and white tegus are large non-native invasive lizards posing a threat to the biodiversity and natural balance of Florida’s ecosystems. Tegus have a diverse diet including fruits, vegetables, insects, small animals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: #AI, @TheCrocDocs, AI Trap, Argentine Black And White Tegu, Artificial Intelligence, CROC Docs, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Jenna Cole, Melissa Miller, News, Research, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, University Of Florida, World Vision Systems

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