-We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). -We provide scientific and problem solving information to DeSoto County residents. -We offer educational programs in agriculture, 4-H youth development and family nutrition.
2150 NE Roan Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals
Camera traps have long been used to document animals in their natural environment. More recently, scientists have explored putting these traps up in trees where they can capture animals that live in the canopy
Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!
If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all! Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally present on the roots of warm season turf, so that means it is probably chillin’ in your Florida yard right now
What's Going on in Florida
Florida Friendly Landscaping: Easy Composting
August 18, 2021 10:00a.m
A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters
Live, Interactive, online classes 12:00 p.m
How Much Do You Need to Retire?
Picture your retirement lifestyle. Where would you like to live? Would you like to travel? Leave money to heirs? Reach these goals by taking a few steps
Back by popular demand: UF/IFAS Extension Broward Urban Sustainable Food Production Short Course
Sustainable urban food production provides benefits that extend beyond addressing food insecurity. The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 continue to be felt across industries and communities
Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 2
That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain. This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth's oceans