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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


March 22, 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

Water conservation starts with irrigation, report finds


March 22, 2022

Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply. To ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Lawn Care, Water, Water Conservation, Water Use, World Water Day

Internationally acclaimed scientist to lead UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center


February 16, 2022

BELLE GLADE, Fla –Samira Daroub, an internationally acclaimed soil and water scientist and professor, has been named director of the UF/IFAS Everglades Research & Education Center (EREC). The appointment is effective immediately. Daroub ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: BMPs, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Research And Education Center, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
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UF/IFAS scientists take next steps toward crops that make their own nitrogen


January 27, 2022

Most crops need fertilizer to get enough nitrogen, an essential building block of life. Only a few plants have evolved nodules that host nitrogen fixing bacteria, microbes that convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Matias Kirst, News, Nitrogen Fixation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem


December 2, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways. ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Water
Tags: Aquarium Fish, Cichlids, Detection, Establishment, Fish, Florida Peninsula, Invasive, Jeff Hill, Katie Lawson, Lakes, Natural Resource Managers, Nonnative, Prevention, Release, Rivers, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Suwannee River, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Water conservation and integrated pest management: Two concepts united by well-being


November 17, 2021

Many people probably would like to conserve more water and use less spray to control annoying bugs. But first, they must meet their personal needs, University of Florida researchers say. By “personal needs,” we’re talking about basic ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Basic Needs, Biological Control, Clothing, Food, Integrated Pest Management, Ipm, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, Shelter, Water, Water Conservation, Well-being

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