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UF/IFAS study offers critical insights to encourage sustainable agriculture, protect Florida grasslands, wetlands

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January 31, 2024

The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers. While experts agree there is still much to learn to support ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Archbold Biological Station Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Ecosystem Services, Everglades, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Grasslands, Jiangxiao Qiu, Ranch, Sustainable Agricultural, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, Sustainable Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wetlands, Yuxi Guo

University of Florida crea una encuesta para las comunidades hispanas con el fin de mejorar su accesibilidad a la información

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August 22, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  University of Florida elaboró una encuesta de evaluación para identificar los intereses y necesidades de información ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agricultura, Asociacion Multiestatal, Centro De Investigacion Y Educacion De Ganaderia De Pastizales De UF/IFAS, Encuesta, Espanol, Extension, Hance Ellington, Hispanohablantes, Hispanos, Instituto Nacional De Alimentos Y Agricultura, New Mexico State University, Ona, Programas De Extension, Publicaciones Traducidas Al Espanol, Sistema De Extension Cooperativa, Spanish, Temas Relevantes, Traducir, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Arizona, University Of Florida, Usda, Vida Silvestre

University of Florida launches survey to improve accessibility of information for Hispanic communities

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August 21, 2023

The University of Florida has launched an assessment survey to identify which natural resource, wildlife and agricultural interests and needs for information are most pressing to the Spanish-speaking communities across the Sunshine State.  This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cooperative Extension System, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Hance Ellington, Hispanics, Natural Resource Extension, Natural Resources Extension Via Outreach, Needs Assessment, NUEVO, Spanish, Survey, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research And Education Center, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Wildlife

Bees survive, ticks don’t: Pros of prescribed fire

August 9, 2023

Adding fuel to the argument to use fire as a healthy forest management tool, University of Florida scientists say important pollinators survive the temporary displacement, while a common disease carrier often loses the battle. A pair of documents ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Ask IFAS, Bees, Edis, Fire, Fire Science, Prescribed Burn, Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, Ticks
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Forest Landowner Academy: Enroll at any time

August 3, 2023

The University of Florida offers online educational opportunities through the UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning Catalog. UF/IFAS Extension experts in forestry and natural resources topics recently launched a new category, Forest Resources and ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chris Demers, Extension Online Learning, FFGS, Forest Landowner Academy, Forest Management, Forestry, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
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Study: Wildfire spread risk increases where trees, shrubs replace grasses

May 18, 2023

A wildfire modeling study found that the risk of spot fires, where lofted sparks ignite foliage or buildings, increases in places where woody plants like shrubs and trees replace herbaceous plants like grasses. Prescribed burning ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Forest Management, Grassland, Prescribed Fire, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Spot Fires, Victoria Donovan, West Florida Research And Education Center, WFREC, Wildfire, Wildfires

Double the Trouble: Be aware of wildfire threats in hurricane aftermath, expert says

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April 4, 2023

As a hurricane-prone state, Florida knows all too well the concerns that come with hurricanes -- storm surge, hazardous debris, dangerous wind speeds. But what about wildfires? Though wildfires aren’t usually the first concern after a hurricane, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, Hurricane Ian, Hurricanes, Panhandle, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Fire Exchange, Wildfires
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What do you wear to a prescribed fire? UF/IFAS fire scientists explains

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January 25, 2023

In honor of Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, we talked with UF/IFAS fire scientist Raelene Crandall about some of the critical tools of prescribed fire work: personal protective equipment, or PPE. A former wildlands firefighter, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

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