In this Issue:
  • Rain Gardens – A Solution for Runoff
  • Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards
  • Learning from the Floods
  • Flood

    Rain Gardens – A Solution for Runoff

    Tropical Storm Cindy’s early arrival soaked northwest Florida this month, followed by even more heavy rain. Homes in low areas and along the rivers flooded and suffered extensive damage. That being said, we are just entering our summer “rainy season,” so it may be wise to spend extra time thinking about adjusting your landscape to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/07/05/rain-gardens/

    Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

    If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/11/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

    Learning from the Floods

    Just over a year ago, southwest Alabama and northwest Florida experienced a devastating storm that left hundreds without access to their homes and businesses, flooded out and stranded by a hurricane-force storm that didn’t come with the luxury of a week’s warning. Rainfall records in Pensacola go back to 1879, and the April 29-30 storm …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/05/06/learning-from-the-floods/