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El Departamento de Extensión de UF/IFAS-Collier ofrece clases en español sobre el uso de pesticidas comerciales para obtener las licencias de aplicación de fertilizantes de FDACS

Bahder, Luz
September 19, 2022

Use this link for the English version. El uso de pesticidas y fertilizantes puede ser perjudicial para los humanos, la vida silvestre y el medio ambiente. Debido a esta razón, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (FDACS) ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Césped, Espanol, Extension Social, Licencias, Pesticidas

All Florida pesticide exams now available online


August 8, 2022

In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators are properly certified to follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment. After ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, News, Pesticide Exam, Pesticide Information Office
invasive grass

Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior


June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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A new study outlines the do’s and don’ts of managing invasive lionfish


May 24, 2022

Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range. Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Lionfish, Nature Coast Biological Station
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Prepping for Summer Snapper? Gear Up with Free Release Tools from Return ‘Em Right!

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May 3, 2022

Return 'Em Right is launching its program to offshore anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico today. By participating in a short online review of best practices anglers can receive free release gear valued at $100 to help reef fish survive release. Each ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Barotrauma, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Gulf Of Mexico, Return 'Em Right

Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for forests


April 5, 2022

How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees. Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Climate Change, Forest Health, Trees, William Hammond
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Water Conservation Month approaching: UF/IFAS expert explains why saving water matters

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April 1, 2022

FLORIDA – April is Water Conservation Month. A typically dry month in Florida, April is also when consumer water-use is highest in the state.   Science tells us that residents often use more water than needed in home landscapes, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Lorna Bravo, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Extension, Urban Horticulture, Water Conservation
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Women in Science: A conversation with the UF/IFAS scientist behind the Smartt Lab

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March 28, 2022

VERO BEACH, Fla. –  For decades, females have been at the forefront of careers in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). They generate scientific breakthroughs and inspire innovation in a variety of careers across the globe. For UF/IFAS, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chelsea Smartt, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Military Child Month, Mosquitoes, National Women's History Month, Women In Science

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