Category: Home Landscapes

2019 Air Potato Challenge Day Events: Information and Registration

Air Potato Leaf Beetles

The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center are teaming up with partner agencies to conduct Air Potato Challenge Days in 2019.  During these events, residents and public land managers struggling… Read More

Agamas “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project

For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on Agama agama on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project… Read More

2019 Air Potato Management Online CEU Training Course

  Download the Workbook.  To read the TAME Air Potato Workbook (1.6 MB pdf), you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. View video: “Air Potato Extension Needs Assessment Webinar“.  Download Fact Sheet:  “Natural Area Weeds: Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)” Complete… Read More

Beauty of the Unseen World: Native Plant Photography Master Naturalist Final Project

Flower under UV light

Pollinating insects get food from plants in the form of nectar and pollen.  Flowers benefit when these insects help disperse the plant’s genetic material.  To encourage this pollinator/flower relationship, many plants have developed specialized features to attract pollinators. … Read More

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Spanish Needle and Butterfly

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

Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Yard with Native Plants

Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Yard For those of us that want to attract butterflies and moths to our yards,  we must focus on the four things they will need; Sun, Water, Shelter and Food. A butterfly… Read More