There are three purposes to lime ponds: Increase the availability of nutrients Increase pH and the capacity to buffer against pH fluctuations Sterilize ponds before stocking Nutrient Availability Phytoplankton are the base of the food… Read More
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Florida has two main types of venomous spiders to be wary of. Keep an eye out for widow spiders and recluse spiders. Most other spiders like jumping and banana spiders help keep insect populations down,… Read More
Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every… Read More
What is Dissolved Oxygen A major component of successful pond management is dissolved oxygen (DO). Dissolved oxygen is gas that is dissolved in water and is available for uptake by fish. Unlike mammals, which use… Read More
Tropical Soda Apple is a common weed found throughout Florida and can be a serious problem in perennial pastures.
Appearance: The gopher tortoise is a moderate-sized, terrestrial turtle, averaging 23–28 cm (9–11 in) in length. The species is identified by its stumpy, elephantine hind feet and flattened, shovel-like forelimbs adapted for digging. The shell… Read More
by Mark E. Hostetler If you were to look at Florida from an airplane, you would see urban environments expanding into natural areas. Thousands of people are moving into Florida each year. To make room… Read More