The Bioblitz Event
The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County conducted a “UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz” on September 14, 2023, 2023 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM at the Steven J. Fousek Preserve in St. Lucie County, FL. A team ... READ MORE
Distribution and status
Whitefly is a polyphagous pest that causes damage to ornamental trees, fruit trees, shade trees, and vegetables. The islands of the Caribbean and Central America are its original home. Due to its quick spread and adaptability, ... READ MORE
Ok, so we’ve all heard negative things about so-called ‘deadbeats’. Generally speaking, the term refers to someone who fails to follow through in some way. What if I were to tell you that in the world of credit cards, being a deadbeat ... READ MORE
As we head into fall and all the significant shopping events, I want to remind all my friends to Caveat Emptor. I know most people prefer Carpe Diem, which is fine – carpe away! Just remember to be a wise consumer and Caveat Emptor, too.
What ... READ MORE
The first day of Spiny Lobster Season was August 6, 2023. I was prepared for a glorious lobster hunt that day with my FWC saltwater fishing and lobster permit in-hand but instead found invasive lionfish. Luck was not going my way as I either ... READ MORE
Avocado anthracnose is a fungal disease that affects avocado trees and their fruit. It is caused by various species of the Colletotrichum genus, with Colletotrichum gloeosporioides being one of the most common culprits. This disease can lead ... READ MORE
When I'm involved, there is no typical day at the farm...and that goes for the invasive tegu at the 4-H Farm.
I've known for a while there was a problem with invasive Argentinian black and white tegu in the agricultural areas in western ... READ MORE
What is the Hurricane House?
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County Regional Windstorm Damage Mitigation Training and Demonstration Center (a.k.a. The Hurricane House) is one of several across Florida. The St. Lucie County Hurricane House was ... READ MORE
We are celebrating the service of Debbie McManus with 4-H. At an appreciation party on June 23, 2023, an array of representatives showed up in honor and respect of Debbie for a job well done. It was certainly mixed emotions to see her go yet ... READ MORE
The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE