What are Drip-Irrigation Systems?

Drip irrigation allows water to slowly drip near plant roots through plastic pipes—resulting in precisely controlled water. Although they may not be options for all farms, properly designed drip-irrigation systems can improve productivity and cut labor and production costs for small farms. Small farmers wanting to use a drip-irrigation system should consider the advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of Drip  More»

Tree Pollen and Allergies

It is that time of the year again. Spring is here, and pollen is everywhere. While you may see it blanketing everything outside, many people notice it from their seasonal allergy symptoms acting up, too. Allergies An allergy is an abnormal reaction to a very small amount of a specific substance, called an allergen. Common symptoms of allergic reactions include watery eyes, itching, coughing, congestion, hives, runny nose,  More»

Outdoor Recreation: Places to Go, Things to See

Enjoying the outdoors can be as simple as going for a walk in a neighborhood park or riding your bike down a local greenway. Florida’s diverse ecosystems allow us to learn more about our environment while also enjoying physical activity. Both exercise and exposure to nature go hand in hand for increasing our mental and physical health. Families that participate in activities together can benefit in many ways, such as communicating better and  More»

Renovating Gardens

Take your garden to the next level with these renovation tips from UF/IFAS horticulturist Erin Alvarez.  More»

Facts About Bottled Water

With half of all Americans drinking bottled water each day, it's important to know the facts and myths. More...   More»

How to Save on Taxes

UF/IFAS financial specialist Dr. Micheal Gutter shares ways to save on your taxes.  More»