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My Covid-19 Vaccination Journey


February 24, 2021

By Violet Krochmalny and Christine Kelly-Begazo. Recently I was extremely fortunate to secure a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. It was in the early weeks of Indian River County Health Department's first come - first served online registration ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: CDC, Christine Kelly-Begazo, COVID, Health, Indian River County, Vaccination
close up of beetle

May-June Bug Season


June 27, 2020

Back in May I noticed numerous half-inch brown beetles congregating around my porch light every evening at around 10:00 PM. Most householders in Florida deal with their dried-out bodies under outdoor lights, in shallow plant saucers, or ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beetle Life Cycle, Beetles, Fungal Pest Control, Green June Beetle, Grubs, Indian River County, Japanese Beetles, June Beetles, June Bugs, May Beetles, Parasitic Flies, Parasitic Wasps, University Of Florida, White Grubs
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Indian River County Extension Updates: May 26, 2020


March 23, 2020

Indian River County Cooperative Extension office is open for telephone chats and e-mail. We will be accepting face to face appointments only for those who do not have access to e-mail or smart phone with proper masks worn. The Extension ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 2020 Updates, 4-H, Covid-19, Extension Offices, Indian River County, Master Gardeners, Pesticide Licensing, Rescheduling
Palm trees being blown by the winds of an approaching storm. Severe weather, rain, beach, coast. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Palm Pruning: Shear Instincts


October 2, 2018

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent Pruning palm trees seems like a simple enough endeavor, but we may instinctively get a bit too excited with those pruning tools. It’s no mistake that we all favor ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County, Palm Pruning, Palm Pruning Tips, Palms
Johnson Beach at the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola, Florida, photographed for the Naturally Escarosa phone application.

Symptoms of Dehydration: Summer Survival


August 7, 2018

By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Nickie Munroe Everyone is out enjoying the beauty of Florida. It is easy to forget how dangerous it can be to stay outside for prolonged periods in our warm weather. Dehydration ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Dehydrated, Dehydration, Indian River County, Master Gardeners, Nickie Munroe, Signs Of Dehydration, Tips For Staying Hydrated, Warning Signs Of Dehydration
New Guinea Flatworm showing eyespot

Invasive Alert! Meet the New Guinea Flatworm


July 23, 2018

By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Christine Kelly-Begazo There is an invader amongst us, and it goes by the name of Platydemus manokwari. Better known as the New Guinea flatworm, this alien aggressor is a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Commercial Crop Production, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Indian River County, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease

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