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Strategies to keep pollutants out of your neighborhood storm water pond


October 7, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many people live in subdivisions with storm water ponds, which collect water from the neighborhood and help keep pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides and pet waste from getting into the broader environment. Now, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Environment, Fertilizer

UF/IFAS study: Most homeowners can’t properly assess damage to their trees


October 6, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The next time a storm tears up your yard, let an expert assess the damage to any trees. A study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences shows that homeowners perceive the risk of a damaged ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Trees

UF/IFAS study: Although it’s a niche market, guava can be profitable


October 1, 2015

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Asian guava orchards can bring nine times the profit as mango and avocado, all staples of South Florida’s agricultural sector, a new University of Florida study shows. But Edward “Gilly” ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Tropical Research And Education Center

North Florida farmers are using sesame as a rotation crop


September 30, 2015

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- In between seasons of corn, peanut, and cotton, North Florida farmers were interested in growing a rotation crop that could withstand the wilting heat of summer and be harvested by machine. So, since 2011, University of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

Crested floatingheart: The lovely looking lily-like plant that clogs canals


September 28, 2015

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- While the crested floatingheart can help beautify an aquarium or a water garden, it clogs canals and slows drainage, particularly during heavy rains. “It’s really attractive. It looks like ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agronomy, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

UF researchers try to reduce barotrauma deaths for deep-sea fish and sustain industry


September 23, 2015

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most recreational anglers who target deep-water reef fish in Florida recognize barotrauma symptoms, and University of Florida researchers think they can teach the other 30 percent to help save ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chuck Adams, Florida Sea Grant, Food And Resource Economics, Reefs

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