A Response to Frequently Asked Questions about the 2018 Lake Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers and Estuaries Algal Blooms

By: Lisa Krimsky, Karl Havens, and Ed Phlips The heavy rainfall that came with Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and the above-average rainfall in spring 2018 again set the stage for another large-scale summer algal bloom in Lake… Read More

Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Yard with Native Plants

Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Yard For those of us that want to attract butterflies and moths to our yards,  we must focus on the four things they will need; Sun, Water, Shelter and Food. A butterfly… Read More

2018 Natural Areas Weed Management Short Course

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Management of Brazilian Pepper-tree, Melaleuca and other invasive plants is often necessary in South Florida’s natural areas. This vegetation, if not properly maintained, can lead to increased fire hazards, loss of native biodiversity and changes in hydrology. Improper… Read More

Homeowners Use Natural Enemy to Fight Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening

The UF / IFAS – St. Lucie County Extension requests homeowners to join hands in fighting against the destructive citrus disease, huanglongbing (HLB), or better known as citrus greening. We are coordinating with the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More

Managing Mosquitoes During Hurricane Season

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  Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and continues until November 30th.  With heavy rains comes pooling water and mosquito breeding.  Fortunately, in St Lucie County we have a well-managed mosquito control district.  These dedicated employees… Read More