SL316/SS528 A Guide to EPA’s Proposed Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Criteria for Florida

SL316, a 9-page illustrated guide by Thomas Obreza, Mark Clark, Brian Boman, Tatiana Borisova, Matt Cohen, Michael Dukes, Tom Frazer, Ed Hanlon, Karl Havens, Chris Martinez, Kati Migliaccio, Sanjay Shukla, and Alan Wright, provides a basic, concise, and understandable description of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed numeric nutrient criteria for Florida, the background events that led to its release, some pertinent scientific issues, and implications for the future. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, February 2010.

AE449 Using Reclaimed Water for Landscape Irrigation

AE449, a 6-page fact sheet by Christopher J. Martinez and Mark W. Clark, discusses how to manage for salinity and nutrients contained in reclaimed water when using it for landscape irrigation. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, July 2009.

SL283/SS496 Unintended Consequences Associated with Certain Urban Fertilizer Ordinances

SL-283, an 11-page illustrated fact sheet by George Hochmuth, Terril Nell, Jerry Sartain, Bryan Unruh, Michael Dukes, Chris Martinez, Laurie Trenholm, and John Cisar, discusses the research behind turfgrass growth, biology, and ecology, and soil nutrient cycling in the lawn. The unintended consequences of fertilizer ordinance restricted periods are presented to open dialogue among the stakeholders in the ordinance issue and to ensure that all information is presented to completely inform the policy-making process. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Sciences, March 2009.

ENH1114/WQ142 Frequently Asked Questions about Landscape Irrigation for Florida Friendly Landscaping Ordinances

ENH-1114, an 8-page fact sheet by Michael D. Dukes, Laurie E. Trenholm, Ed Gilman, Chris J. Martinez, John L. Cisar, and Thomas H. Yeager, was created to help guide local government officials in developing local regulations based on science. It uses a question and answer format to address common concerns related to water, irrigation, and landscapes and their maintenance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, December 2008.