Our water resources are stretched today providing us with water for our homes, our crops, factories, businesses, and nature. Unfortunately, today's problem will only continue as the population of Central Florida grows. As we look for other water ... READ MORE
Join Polk County 4-H for a family day camp to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month!
Every July is Lakes Appreciation Month, let's celebrate by learning about our local lakes!
Polk County is home to over 500 named lakes. This July learn how ... READ MORE
Cane toads are well known for posing a threat to our pets. They are one of many invasive animal species we have here in Florida. In this episode you will learn all about this invasive toad species, how it became established in Florida, impacts ... READ MORE
Invasive species outreach is critical to the successful detection and rapid response to invasive species threats in Florida's natural areas and urban areas. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of invasion science, communication around invasive ... READ MORE
You have probably seen headlines about coyote population explosions, or perhaps your NextDoor app has informed you about recent coyote sightings in your neighborhood. Coyotes still feel like a relatively new species here in Florida, but they ... READ MORE
Es importante mantener una parvada de pollos de corral saludable. Un pollo enfermo puede infectar a toda la parvada con una enfermedad, creando problemas que pueden, en ciertos casos, resultar en la muerte. Para ayudarnos a minimizar el riesgo ... READ MORE
It is important to maintain a healthy backyard flock. One unhealthy chicken can infect the entire flock with a disease, creating problems that can, in certain cases, result in death. To help us minimize the risk of diseases and pest infestations, ... READ MORE
Caring for your lawn can be a lot of work, and a properly maintained lawn is not only beautiful but functional. It will filter runoff, reduce erosion, and can reduce heat and glare. A healthy lawn is functional and if you follow the best ... READ MORE
March 22nd is World Water Day, a day to remember the importance of water in our lives, its responsible use, and the work still to be done to provide safe water to everyone. The United Nations decreed it an annual observance in 1992 to be first ... READ MORE
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. Join Lara and Shannon ... READ MORE