Let’s talk about how to safely handle your meat before, during, and after cooking. Start by storing your meat appropriately. Refrigerate raw meat, poultry, and seafood in containers or sealed plastic bags to prevent their… Read More
Q: I have some plants I want to be sure survive any freezing temperatures. What should I do to protect them?
A: Watering landscape plants 24-48 hours before a freeze can help protect plants. A well watered soil will absorb more solar radiation than dry soil and will reradiate heat during the night. This practice elevates… Read More
What is “STEAM”? Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence to… Read More
A review of Ballard (2017) Growing up in 4-H, I saw myself as a real scientist. I took water quality samples for LakeWatch, informed fellow 4-H youth about deadly amoeba in Florida lakes, and used… Read More
Mission of the UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County Office To provide scientific, research based information that clientele can utilize in order to make informed decisions which will improve their quality of life.
Gayle Whitworth, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Gifts don’t have to be expensive to mean much. Often, the best gifts are those that come from the heart and have a personal touch. Listed below are… Read More
By Holly Abeels, Sea Grant Agent Aquaponics is a fast growing segment of aquaculture. It is a sustainable food production system that combines conventional aquaculture, the raising of aquatic animals such as food fish or… Read More
Aphids are soft bodied pear-shaped insects generally less than 1/8 inch long and usually green in color but many are black, brown, pink, yellow, blue, or white. Most aphids are wingless but when colonies become… Read More
Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the… Read More
Elizabeth Shephard, Family and Consumer Science Agent Buying local Florida seafood can be a great and rewarding experience as long as you follow some simple tips. Where to Buy Seafood Florida seafood can be found… Read More