This informative webinar entitled “Landscaping for Birds and Butterflies” was intended to support the Florida Master Gardener continuing education program. Participants will learn about some of the common vocabulary terms used by botanists and ecologists and then learn… Read More
Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Updated 03/15/20 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 UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More
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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 often incorporate the… Read More
Click on the image below to download your free copy of the Brazilian peppertree integrated management guide for 2019.
Post Hurricane Landscape Tips We were fortunate to escape the wraths of Hurricane “Dorian” recently but here in St. Lucie County we still got a lot of wind and some heavy down pours too. We could still see… Read More
UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program
Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education Center and Ken Gioeli… Read More
Is Your Yard Ready for Hurricane Season? Living in South Florida it is hard not to get anxious about the summer storms. Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June thru November. When everyone is busy preparing their… Read More
The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia… Read More
Pollinating insects get food from plants in the form of nectar and pollen. Flowers benefit when these insects help disperse the plant’s genetic material. To encourage this pollinator/flower relationship, many plants have developed specialized features to attract pollinators. … Read More