Note: All images were taken before 2020 as masks were not required before spring of this year.
The blood-sucking vampire bat stereotype of movie lore is not so scary in real life. In fact, the vampire bat does not even live in Florida. ... READ MORE
By Yvonne Florian and Christine Kelly-Begazo
Hurricane season will be upon us June first. As if we didn't already have enough to keep our pantry challenged, add to it the task of stocking up for storm season. But this can be ... READ MORE
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
In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during ... READ MORE
Why use soil moisture sensors?
Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops. Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. Additionally, ... READ MORE
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
How Hurricanes Affect Agriculture and Higher Grocery Prices - thank a farmer every time you eat!
Many of our agriculture producers along the Treasure Coast did not fare so well with hurricane Irma and the additional week of steady rains right ... READ MORE
Dirt is synonymous with filth, clutter, mess, and other descriptors used for things that generally have a negative impact on well being. That being the case, why should 'dirt' be used to refer to one of the most important things to sustaining ... READ MORE