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Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting


September 23, 2021

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water Supply, DIY, Don Rainey, Rain Barrel, Rainwater, Rainwater Harvesting, Runoff, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners


April 20, 2021

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation! In this webinar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation
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How do I select native plants? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Know native... To select a native plant, lets first revisit what the term native means! A native plant is a plant that existed within the state boundaries of ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CFCISMA, CISMA, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Native, Native Plants, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?


September 29, 2020

Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often - bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question in the last ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Biodegradable, Bioplastics, Compostable, Environmentally Friendly, Florida Water, Microplastics, MREC, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – DIY Beeswax Food Wraps


September 21, 2020

Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics.   Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If you missed the talk on Sept. 9, here is your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beeswax, Food Wraps, Microplastics, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Water Gone Virtual


August 24, 2020

Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida Water, Morgan Pinkerton, MREC, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, UF/IFAS Extension, Virtual Water, Water Conservation, Water Footprint, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
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What does the Clean Waterways Act mean for Florida’s agricultural producers?


August 6, 2020

What is the Clean Waterways Act? On June 30, the Clean Waterways Act, Senate Bill (SB) 712, was signed into law. The intention of this act is to aid in water conservation and protect water quality in Florida. This act will lead to some changes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water
Tags: Ag BMPs, Ag News, Clean Waterways Act, Nonpoint Source Pollution, SB 712, Water Conservation, Water Quality

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