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UF/IFAS scientist uses special fertilizer to keep palms, soil and water healthy

Tim Broschat GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has developed a fertilizer for palm trees that should keep them healthy and reduce water pollution. Environmental horticulture Professor Tim Broschat found that applying a palm fertilizer with… Read More

UF survey shows Floridians want to conserve water, but not if it costs too much

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians remain concerned about water and are willing to make changes to conserve it, at least until their efforts cramp their lifestyles, according to an annual University of Florida study on state residents’… Read More

Water management district, UF/IFAS and UF Water Institute team up to examine springs

March 18, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. –The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is joining forces with two entities as part of a $3 million, three-year contract to provide scientific data to help protect and restore… Read More

UF researchers find changes in forest management could produce large water yields

Click here for high-resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a soggy summer, water supply remains a critical issue in the Sunshine State. University of Florida researchers now say that reducing plant material, or biomass, in… Read More

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures called high tunnels… Read More

This Leap Year, consider the resources Floridians use in one day

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With an extra day on the calendar this year— leap day — there’s time to stop and think about how much resource consumption occurs in one… Read More