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  For the week beginning March 13, 2023

 Wednesday, March 22, is World Water Day. 
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To save water, start with irrigating less

“The work we do indoors to reduce water use is important, but what can make the greatest difference is changing how we water our landscapes," said Nick Taylor, leader of the UF/IFAS program that led recent research in home water usage. Contact > 


IN OTHER NEWS | More of the latest from UF/IFAS teaching, research or Extension efforts.

EVENT MONDAY, UF campus | Forum explores AI uses in global food security

The third annual Future of Food Forum, hosted by the UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute, is March 20 at the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Union. Contact Brad Buck if you plan to cover the event or would like more information about the sessions >

WOMEN'S HISTORY FEATURE | Fire science program addresses women's access to PPE

“Firefighting is a male-dominated field, and much of the available gear is sized with that average user in mind," said Rae Crandall, UF/IFAS assistant professor who teaches fire ecology classes. Contact > 

New director of UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab envisions expansion and outreach

Matt DiMaggio, a faculty member at TAL since 2014, sees a continuation of the lab's ornamental fish aquaculture work but also opportunities in shellfish, food fish and baitfish. Contact > 



BEST OF THE REST | Alternative story formats created or supported by UF/IFAS Communications.

Our blogs share knowledge: All about alligatorweed

This plant is one of the original invaders of Florida and today is found in almost every county of the state. James Leary of the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants describes how the weed is managed. Contact >

Video stories: The benefits of our eight-legged friends

Lisa Taylor, a UF/IFAS entomologist who specializes in spiders, says Florida's many arachnid species are great helpers for pests indoors and out. But if you don't wish to share your home with them, she suggests gently helping them outside. Contact >

Visual learning: Tomato growing infographic

It's prime time for tomato seedlings in Florida. This infographic shares the basics of growing tomatoes, and shares resources for more information. See more infographics > Contact >

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