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Category: NATURAL RESOURCES

2021 Updated UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

Hurricane Preparedness

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…. Read More

Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?

atala butterfly

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant,… Read More

Growing Mangosteen in Florida

Introduction Due to increased pest and disease pressure and production costs, citrus growers are beginning to look into alternative crops to diversify and find new markets. Some of these alternative crops might work, while others… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control UF/IFAS Extension Team Successfully Adapts to COVID-19 ”New Normal”

Brazilian Peppertree

Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners… Read More