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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

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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

Horse owners help protect water quality with new tool

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September 19, 2022

Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average of 50 pounds of waste per day and with an estimated 385,000 horses in Florida, that waste piles up. A new UF/IFAS online tool helps horse owners identify ways ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Best Management Practices, BMP, BMPs, Equine, Horse, Horse Care, Horse Management, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department, Water, Water Quality
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Study shows fertilizer ordinances improve water quality, but timing matters


September 6, 2022

Local fertilizer ordinances do help improve water quality in lakes, but the timing of fertilizer restrictions influences their effectiveness. Researchers found that winter fertilizer bans were associated with the biggest improvements ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Lakewatch, News, Sam Smidt, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits

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July 11, 2022

Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows. For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Grass, Homeowners, Irrigation, Knowledge, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Lawns, Norms, Plants, Replacment
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Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season


May 26, 2022

Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Water
Tags: Hurricane Season
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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

Researchers show how forested areas affect water resources in Florida


May 23, 2022

When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors. ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Matthew Cohen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Moisture Sensor

Protect your fresh water: A Q&A with a water quality expert


May 5, 2022

An estimated 2.5 million Floridians rely on private wells for home drinking water, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). These systems are sensitive to environmental changes, like flooding, and owners are responsible for the ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Andrea Albertin, Drinking Water, Hurricane Season, Private Well, Water Quality, Well Water, Workshop
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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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