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New Florida-Friendly plant app guides you to the right plants for a sustainable landscape


June 7, 2021

As you’re finishing your spring planting, you can use a new, free UF/IFAS tool to help select the right native and ornamental plants and turf for a resilient, sustainable Florida landscape. The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping ™ ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn
Tags: App, Drought, Esen Momol, FFL Plant Guide, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Plants, Tom Wichman

Some climate change questions answered as hurricane season peaks, wildfires rage


September 22, 2020

Wildfires out west? Check. Tropical storms or hurricanes hovering – seemingly everywhere? Check. Those are just two of the potentially catastrophic events caused in part by climate change, say University of Florida experts. “Our climate ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Climate Change, Drought, Florida Sea Grant, Greenhouse Gas, Hurricanes, Sea Level, Soil And Water Sciences, Tropical Research And Education Center, Wildfires

UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons


July 12, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Drought, Fire, Jennifer Fill, Lightning, Prescribed Fires, Raelene Crandall, Rain, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

Don’t get burned: Tips for protecting your home from wildfires during drought


May 26, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As communities in Florida face a record drought, many residents have been waking up to the smell of smoke from nearby wildfires. And some may even face blazes in their own backyards. “Those most at risk will be those ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Drought, Featured Hot Topic, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

UF researcher offers Floridians tips for surviving country’s worst drought


May 23, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any U.S. ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Conserve, Drought, News, Water

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