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Vegetable Gardens as an Addition to Your Landscape

Governor DeSantis approved Senate Bill 82 regarding residential vegetable gardens. This law is in effect as of July 1, 2019 and prohibits county, municipality or other political subdivisions from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties. As per terms… 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

Herbicide Damage to Woody Plants

What is killing my trees? This has been a common thread of some calls our office, and other departments within the County, have received recently. Distorted growth, severe stunting, and shoot proliferation have all been reported on mature… Read More

Report your atala butterflies here…

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

Sargassum Update

As we observed last summer and the years before that, Miami-Dade County’s beaches received large influxes of sargassum seaweed on a consistent basis. Florida joins the larger Caribbean in experiencing this phenomenon, and we are trying to figure… Read More