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Category: Natural Resources

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Spanish Needle and Butterfly

Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide… Read More

2020 Updated UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

Hurricane Preparedness

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice. But there are… Read More

Bromeliads and Mosquitoes

Mosquito

What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants?  The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC. There are several options: Remove… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agamas on the Treasure Coast – Manatee Center Facebook Live Event

Rainbow agama

The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County in conjunction with the Manatee Observation and Education Center will be conducting a Facebook Live brown bag lunch and learn presentation entitled “Peters’s Rock Agamas at Indian Hills” on August 14, 2020… Read More

Report your atala butterflies here…

Atala Butterfly

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

Peters’s Rock Agama “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project

Rainbow agama

For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on Peters’s rock agama on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Partners with Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie on COVID-19 Outreach to Ag Communities

Handwashing

The April 17, 2020 COVID-19 advisory produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security identifies food and agricultural production systems as critical infrastructure in the U.S. Locally, the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is partnering with the Florida… Read More