The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More
As the coronavirus continues to make the news, a host of untruths has surrounded the topic. Lets take a look at some myths. 1. Coronavirus can be transmitted by food or food packages Fact: According… Read More
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 764,866 as of today. Farmworkers are one of the most vulnerable communities to coronavirus in our country. Most of migrant farmworkers live in rural communities. Although rural communities… Read More
This informative webinar entitled “Rain Gardens to Rain Barrels” was intended to support the Florida Master Gardener and Florida Master Naturalist continuing education program. It originally aired on March 26, 2020. Participants learned about… Read More
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More
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UF/IFAS Extension has hand washing posters available for download: Proper Hand Washing for School Children (1.38MB PDF) Proper Hand Washing for Elders (1.22MB PDF) Proper Hand Washing for Caregivers (1.38MB PDF) Proper Hand Washing for… Read More
Learn about efforts to manage invasive Brazilian peppertree using biological control agents.
A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida. UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management techniques that… Read More
Click on the image below to download your free copy of the Brazilian peppertree integrated management guide for 2019.
The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological… Read More