Tag Archive: Waste

Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

Kenneth Gioeli, Extension Agent at St. Lucie Cooperative Extension Service, places empty pesticide containers in plastic bags readying them for recycling. Photo by Milt Putnam The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/16/input-requested-for-a-uf-study-on-farm-waste-management/

Cutting Down Waste in the School Cafeteria

School Lunchtime(SNAP Education Photo Gallery)   Do you have a child or grandchild who eats meals at school? Do they come home hungry and complain about the meals they are served? Have you taken any time to explain how the lunchroom food choices are made? If not, it may be time to have that conversation. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/cutting-down-waste-in-the-school-cafeteria/

Composting Recycles Yard Waste, Makes It Beneficial

With all of the rainy weather Northwest Florida has been having this summer, plenty of excess yard debris is littering our yards. Don’t put it in the landfill, Compost It ! Compost Pile Compost is used primarily in bed preparation to improve the soil and can even be used in preparing potting mixes. Partially composted material …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/05/composting-recycles-yard-waste-makes-it-beneficial/