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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

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida


June 24, 2021

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Cost Share, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity

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

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics


December 21, 2020

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Food Systems, Hydroponics, Morgan Pinkerton, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Systems, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Florida Springs: Water Quality and Effects on Algal Blooms


November 10, 2020

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida's springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms. Springs ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Andrea Albertin, Florida Springs, Nutrient, Springs, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water Quality, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management


November 3, 2020

Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. "Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Caitlin Bainum, Composting, Livestock, Manure Management, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, 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

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well


September 18, 2020

Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bacteria, Bacterial Contamination, Bleach, Chlorine, Drinking Water, Flooded Well, Private Well, Shock Chlorination, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Well Disinfection, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Irrigation and Calibration


July 14, 2020

Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements and why does what we do in our own yards impact Florida’s water? Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre and Brooke Moffis, the Horticulture Agents in Seminole ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, , Water
Tags: Brooke Moffis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation Calibration, Irrigation System, Less Water, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

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