Tag Archive: Water

Panhandle Outdoors Water School – St. Joseph Bay

Our first POL program will happen this week – August 17 – at the Navarre Beach snorkel reef, and is sold out!  We are glad you all are interested in these programs.   Well!  We have another one for you.  The Natural Resource Extension Agents from UF IFAS Extension will be holding a two-day water school at …

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The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water

The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Team, from left to right: Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase crop yields and lower costs through improved irrigation efficiency. …

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Water: Myth or Fact?

Carry water with you to sip throughout the day Summer has arrived!  During the summer months, especially along the Gulf Coast, it is hot and humid.  Keeping the body hydrated is important to maintaining good health. As the temperature rises in the summer and the body loses more water through evaporation and perspiration, it makes …

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Essentials of Water Safety

FL DEP Warning Flag System Summer is upon us and that means many of us will be enjoying pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Florida provides many opportunities for outdoor water recreation that we should enjoy responsibly and safely. Are you prepared to handle a water emergency? Do you have water safety rules? Do you …

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Tips on How to Manage Water in Your Landscape

    Although we’ve received much-needed rainfall of late, it’s still a struggle to manage moisture levels in our Panhandle landscapes this summer. During wet summer seasons, one recurring issue is that watering plants too much can have as much of an ill effect as not watering enough. Shallow rooted plants, as well as newly set plants …

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Water conservation crucial under current drought conditions in Florida

The Florida Panhandle received much needed rain this week, helping to alleviate dry conditions in many areas of the region. However, drought conditions persist in the rest of Florida. According to the US Drought Monitor drought conditions range from moderate in north central Florida to dire in the south-central portion of the state. Precipitation is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/03/water-conservation-crucial-under-current-drought-conditions-in-florida/

Friday Feature: Water Quality Affects Cattle Performance

This week’s featured video was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to explain the benefits of good quality water for livestock.  Alabama Water Resources Extension Specialist, Eve Brantley, discusses the best water practices to use in your cattle operation. Cattle consume 2 gallons of water per 100 pounds of body weight per day, so …

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Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Reduce Water Pollution

One third of homes in Florida rely on septic systems, or onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), to treat and dispose of household wastewater, which includes wastewater from bathrooms, kitchen sinks and laundry machines. When properly maintained, septic systems can last 25-30 years, and maintenance costs are relatively low. A conventional residential septic tank …

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BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill

Nitrates are the primary pollutant being addressed by the Jackson Blue Spring/Merritt’s Mill Pond BMAP.  This BMAP identifies nitrogen fertilizer used in agriculture as the primary source of nitrates in the Jackson Blue Springs Basin. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The 2016 Florida Water Bill is changing things on the water horizon, and this affects everyone …

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Say it Ain’t So: Important Apalachicola River Water Dispute Ruling Goes Against Florida

In his 137-page report to the U.S. Supreme Court published on Valentine’s Day, a Special Master appointed to oversee the case has stated, “Because Florida has not met its burden, I recommend that the court deny Florida’s request for relief.” This may not be the final word on the matter but it does sound like …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/18/say-it-aint-so-important-apalachicola-river-water-dispute-ruling-goes-against-florida/

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