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Category: Horticulture

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals

landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued licensing and best practices,… Read More

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional

green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more.  The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, pesticide and fertilizer application,… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast

Rainbow agama

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters’s rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the… Read More

Actualizacion Sobre el COVID-19 o Coronavirus

sign partly in Spanish, thanking people for social distancing

Me complace presentarle a la Dra. Mary Ann Cabrera, Director Médico, Departamento de Salud de la Florida, Condados de Martin y Okeechobee. Médico de Salud Pública con más de 25 años de experiencia en Colombia… Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

irrigation running during flooding caused by recent rains

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water… Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Martin County Agribusinesses

Man wearing cloth face covering in grove.

UF/IFAS Extension Martin County and the Department of Health, Martin County (DOH-Martin) are working together to provide resources for agribusinesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Resources offered include cloth face coverings,… Read More

Plant Identification & Weed Management

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide.  Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, one… Read More

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images

How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but… Read More

Using Zoom in our New Digital World

Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when… Read More