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Orchids: Beauty and Easy-Care


May 7, 2020

A half-day field trip to Orchid Jungle down in South Florida put orchids on my list of 'MUST HAVE' plants. The scents and beauty of the blooms took my breath away. There was even an orchid which smelled just like chocolate! What most people ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Chocolate Orchid, Dividing Orchids, EDIS, Live Oaks, Moth Orchid, Orchid Care, Orchid On Wood, Orchids, Vanilla Orchid, Vanilla Orchid Vine, Water With Rain

Looking up from Covid-19 Part 2 of 2


April 9, 2020

Part 2- Finding Supplies and Coping The Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic is changing our lives at this time, whether we want it to or not. Social distancing, frequent sanitizing of door knobs, supply shortages, and masks are becoming all too ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Farms, Hand Washing, Helping A Neighbor, Quarantine, Shop Local, Shopping, Social Distancing, Supplies, Telephone, Viruses, Work-at-home, You-pick
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Looking up from Covid-19 – Part 1 of 2


April 8, 2020

For most of us, the Covid-19 illness may be little more than an inconvenience. Not everyone is going to come down with Covid-19 pneumonia. However, as health officials advise staying home as a way to prevent the further spread, we all may get ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Cabin Fever, COVID-19, Extension, Fresh Air, Hydration, Illness., Learning Virtually, Master Gardeners, Pesticide Exams, Sanity, Stay-cation, To-Do-List, Training, Work-at-home, Youth Development
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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

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)


February 21, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Wildlife
Tags: Air Potato Vine, BCRCL, Biocontrol, Biocontrol Research, Brazilian Peppertree, Exotic Invasive Plants, Hayslip Lab, Invasive Plants, Thrips, Tropical Soda Apple, UF/IFAS Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control Research & Containment Laboratory
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March 31, 2017

Mission of the UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County Office To provide scientific, research based information that clientele can utilize in order to make informed decisions which will improve their quality of life.   READ MORE

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