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Keeping plants and gardens safe through the winter cold

With temperatures continuing to drop and a hard freeze last night, it is not too late to protect your plants from the cold. Marion County IFAS Extension Agent Norma Samuel says plants can be carefully covered or brought in to shelter. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/SAMUEL5.mp3] She says the best protection against the cold …

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UF researchers use unmanned plane to gather research information

Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo interviewing IFAS doctoral student John Perry (photo by Caitlin Lawrence) What do University of Florida faculty members and 9-foot-long remote controlled airplanes have in common? As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, a collaborative effort at the University is launching wildlife research to new heights. …

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Lakewatch program combats pollution in Florida’s waters

The Lakewatch program associated with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences seeks volunteers who want to save our waters. The program keeps track of more than 600 lakes in more than 40 counties. IFAS Livestock and Natural Resources agent Derek Barber says the program will combat …

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