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St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own backyard. That is… Read More

Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know

By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril…. Read More

UF/IFAS to explore how to support urban farming across Florida

As Florida rapidly becomes more metropolitan and urban agriculture expands, a UF/IFAS grant funds research to address the challenges and opportunities urban farmers face. The research will characterize existing urban agriculture operations across the state and identify the… Read More

UPDATED: Guidance from FDACS on Suspicious Seed Packets

September 2, 2020 From Stephen Enloe, associate professor with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants: To date, the seeds that have been identified are ordinary vegetable and flower garden species, fruit trees, and horticultural bushes and… Read More

Florida Master Gardener Volunteers help youth grow up Florida-Friendly

Florida students can now learn the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) — guidelines that help yards thrive and protect Florida’s waterways — from a new illustrated book, thanks to UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteers. The book, “Growing Up… Read More

With COVID case concerns in key southeast industries, Department of Health, UF/IFAS Extension amplify workplace safety outreach

A concern for the agribusinesses, pest management and lawn care industries in southeast Florida is the motive behind a bolstered safety initiative led by the collaboration between UF/IFAS and the Department of Health in four counties. UF/IFAS Cooperative… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension to assist in FDACS project connecting food-insecure families with Florida-grown produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is among the organizations partnering on a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)-led grant project to fight food insecurity in several rural Florida communities. In a… Read More

Voluntario de 4-H recibe reconocimiento por su dedicación y servicios de innovación

Read this story in English Por Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-242-8439, rodriguezl@ufl.edu y Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu La carrera de Sandy Hernández como Voluntario 4-H comenzó con un pequeño gesto de amabilidad hace más de veinte años. Conocido como “Mr…. Read More