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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Up your lawn game with tips from UF/IFAS experts

“Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns in 2021, and the next episode covers lawns. The next event is live on April 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom… Read More

UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant survey seeks public input on existing Florida red tide communications

image - FWC courtesy drone view of Red Tide along Florida's coast

Florida red tides, harmful algal blooms caused by the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, are a near annual occurrence within the Gulf of Mexico. Occasionally, blooms can reach the Panhandle and east coast of Florida.  The toxin-producing events have negative impacts on Florida’s wildlife, economy, and… Read More

How UF scientists are predicting the future of the Suwannee River Basin

Aerial view of Suwannee River

But before that future arrives, a team of University of Florida researchers will be helping local communities understand how decisions made now will determine what that future looks like. Funded by a grant from the… Read More

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment

image- barn owl babies in barn owl nesting boxes at EAA

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived… Read More

Florida’s food supply chain industries asked to share how they fared in 2020

Responses are sought from anyone who contributes to the food supply chain. Specifically, this is a call for responses from Florida businesses, but other responses are welcomed and will be assessed as part of a… Read More