Florida red tides, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) caused by the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, are a near annual occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico along the west coast of Florida. Occasionally, blooms can reach the Panhandle and east coast ... READ MORE
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact ... READ MORE
Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Katie Everett
This past summer, I had the exceptional experience of working with Charlie Martin, Mike Allen, and Ashley McDonald at the Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key. My project focused on investigating ... READ MORE
Torpedograss (Panicum repens) is one of the most serious weeds in Florida, with management costs reaching approximately $2 million a year in flood control systems. By 1992, torpedograss had been found in over 70% of Florida's public waters. ... READ MORE
On January 17, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a federal holiday, many of us will enjoy this Monday off from work. It makes for a nice long weekend, a short breather as we return from the holidays and prepare ... READ MORE
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE UF/IFAS FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST COASTAL SHORELINE RESTORATION 100% ONLINE COURSE
The UF/ IFAS St Lucie, Martin and Escambia County Extension offices are collaborating on the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Eastern Purple Bladderwort
Eastern Purple Bladderwort is an aquatic carnivorous plant commonly found in Florida wetlands, swamps, and shallow bodies of water. Similar to Venus fly traps, ... READ MORE
When it comes to household drinking water quality, one of the most common concerns from homeowners is hard water.
What is hard water?
Water hardness refers to the amount of calcium and magnesium ions in the water. An ion is a particle that ... READ MORE
The UF/ IFAS Extension St Lucie County is pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program Environmental Interpretation course. This FMNP course provides 24 hours of educational coursework including presentations, class discussions ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County?
Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers?
Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural ... READ MORE