The Monroe County Extension Office is dedicated toward serving Monroe County by providing objective information to individuals, businesses, and agencies for better decision making and by creating programs and services that provide learning opportunities that empower people to improve their lives.
1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040
What is Witch’s Broom
Witch’s broom is a symptom of stress in woody plants that causes deformed or stunted growth on newly expanding buds and leaves. This stress causes the disruption of stem elongation, leaf development and expansion, and can cause a broom-like appearance from the rapid increase in the number of buds erupting, hence the name
New and experienced climate change professionals are invited to collaborate.
We rely on professionals – individuals with special expertise and training, such as biologists or planners to make decisions about best practices to guide development, policies and operations. When it comes to climate change, who is the expert? Climate change is a cross-cutting issue that affects decision-making in many different professions
What's Going on in Florida
It’s Census Time, Do it Online!
Census 2020 – Complete the Count! It’s finally here and UF/IFAS Extension has an important role to support a complete count in this year’s census. Census funds are important to Monroe County to support infrastructure (roads, bridges, schools), SNAP, Head Start, grants for mental health services, and so much more! Did you know that Extension is funded by the USDA and we help communities in every state and almost every county
The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me
Forget the supply chain, have a greener holiday
The holidays are not here yet, I know. But the media is reporting holiday chaos
Chives: A Reliable Herb In A Keys Garden
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family. Onion chives (Allium schoenoprasum) and garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) are both reliable pops of green in a Keys herb garden
Downstream of COVID-19
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms
Virtually all of the plastic ever produced has been created since WWII. Prior to that, plastic products and packaging as we know them did not exist