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.
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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.
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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.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As drought conditions continue, some Florida yards and gardens may start to look less than lush.
“Certain ornamental plants such as roses, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and many annuals are more vulnerable to drought ... READ MORE
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
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many lawns are turning brown and crispy in the drought, but University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences specialists can help homeowners maintain healthy landscapes.
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For the second time this decade, a new graduate of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has won the E. Lucy Braun Award for Excellence in Ecology from the Ecological Society of America (ESA), honoring the best ... READ MORE
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
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts suggest ways to maintain your landscape during this drought, including an irrigation audit and knowing the watering laws in your area.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida-created model may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid crop-destroying drought, which can cost millions of dollars in a given year, according to one of the tool’s ... READ MORE