For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on rainbow agamas on the Florida Treasure Coast. I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project… Read More
Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture. UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide… Read More
Only 17 states in the nation require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to a report from 2016. Florida is not one of them. So how did you learn to master your money? … Read More
SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON MARCH 1 – NOVEMBER 15 St Lucie County asks residents, businesses and visitors to help conserve Sea Turtles by practicing sea turtle friendly practices such as proper beachfront lighting. Improper beachfront lighting can imperil… Read More
Another Florida Friendly Yard in St. Lucie County Students from the new 2018 Master Gardener Training class had the chance to spend a cool Saturday morning recently, recognizing homeowner and Master Gardener, Heather Furnari’s, beautiful landscape as part… Read More
Learn about efforts to manage invasive Brazilian peppertree using biological control agents.
A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida. UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management techniques that often incorporate the… Read More
Click on the image below to download your free copy of the Brazilian peppertree integrated management guide for 2019.
The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological control. Topics addressed… Read More
What is it like to live just above minimum wage? The ALICE know. ALICE refers to persons who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, yet Employed. Others have referred to them as the working poor. The ALICE are our… Read More
Post Hurricane Landscape Tips We were fortunate to escape the wraths of Hurricane “Dorian” recently but here in St. Lucie County we still got a lot of wind and some heavy down pours too. We could still see… Read More
The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice. But there are… Read More
We are now in the active hurricane season, with Tropical Storm Dorian heading towards Puerto Rico, and possibly powering up to threaten the Southeastern United States as a major hurricane. Whether you stockpiled early – which is the… Read More
UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program
Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education Center and Ken Gioeli… Read More