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Category: Water

Hurricane Michael debris still litters Florida shorelines; $3 million will go toward clearing it

Northwest Florida counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael are getting a boost to their marine debris removal efforts thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with the National Oceanic… Read More

Florida Sea Grant creates new coastal education materials for stay-at-home schooling

by Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parents, students and teachers can access a wealth of free educational materials about the Florida environment during this time of widespread learning at home. The resources are part of Florida Sea Grant’s… Read More

UF plant and soil diagnostic labs essential to Florida agriculture, economy during COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic…. Read More

Water scientists to virtually connect with pre-K to high school students through Facebook Live

By: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-273-2599, jshellhouse@ufl.edu Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu University of Florida agricultural education and communication graduate students will connect students in pre-K through high school and their families with university water scientists in an upcoming… Read More

Master Gardener training cultivates new volunteers through virtual learning

DAVIE, Fla. – You can’t stop the Master Gardeners from learning. Amid social distancing brought on by COVID-19 and just as Master Gardeners hit their peak training season, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County program administrators and participants are taking… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

First 2020 free Family Fishing Day is this Saturday

By Kim Scotto-Kelley Editor’s note: The event scheduled for March 14 has been postponed. The information below was posted prior to this announcement. Stay tuned for announcements regarding future Family Fishing Days.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of… Read More

Sherry Larkin named director of Florida Sea Grant

By Rhett Register Sherry Larkin, associate dean for UF/IFAS Research and associate director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named director of Florida Sea Grant, effective immediately. Larkin joined the University of Florida faculty in 2000… Read More

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, specifically, integrated water… Read More

Consensus statement lists next steps for addressing harmful algal blooms in Florida

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some of the nation’s top experts in harmful algal blooms (HABs) have released a consensus document detailing research needs to most effectively combat future blooms in Florida. The document, recently published on the… Read More