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
Vultures as nature's scavengers.
Turkey vultures are commonly seen throughout the Florida Treasure Coast communities of Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. They are fairly easy to distinguish from black vultures. Turkey vultures ... 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
My name is Sean M. and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. I was informed ... READ MORE
As an Extension Educator with the UF/IFAS Extension, clients told me many times that the applied pesticides do not work against the targeted pest anymore. In most cases the pesticide applicators blame pesticide failures on the manufacturer. ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... 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 ... READ MORE
What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants? The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC.
There are several options:
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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 ... READ MORE
The giant swallowtail butterfly's caterpillars are unmistakable. They look like bird droppings. These caterpillars feed on citrus plants hence the nickname "orange dog." The caterpillar below is feeding on Hercules club.
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