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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
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
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
Stormwater ponds are ubiquitous in the urban and suburban Florida landscape, with more than 70,000 such ponds in the state. Developers and urban planners use stormwater ponds to capture storm runoff and prevent flooding and erosion, but they ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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.
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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
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