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UF/IFAS Extension
Martin County

Martin County Extension is under the Land Grant University system and the University of Florida in partnership with local government. Our mission: To provide research-based knowledge and educational programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life.

Contact

martin@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 288-5654
2614 SE Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34996

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Master Gardener Help Desk: Monday - Friday martinmg@ifas.ufl.edu

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Professional Licensing/Certification for Fertilizer Applicators
Commercial fertilizer applicators in Florida must hold a Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate (LUCFAC). The good news is that there are many ways to get the training needed! The statewide Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) program offers options for in-person classes

03/29/2022

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Atala Infographic Wins Award
Introduction I am honored to announce that my colleague Michele Wood and I are the recipients of the Association of Communication Excellence International Bronze Award in the Graphic Design Posters category for the Atala Steppingstone Infographic. Michele provided her graphic artistry skills to expertly interpret the strategy used to conserve rare atala butterflies while I provided insight on atala biology and

04/20/2022

Extension’s 108th Anniversary
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s also the 108th anniversary of an obscure piece of legislation that might also play an important role in your life

05/06/2022

Releasing Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum) Moths and Mites
About Old World Climbing Fern On February 18, 2022, I had the opportunity to release biological control agents for invasive old world climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum). South Florida District Extension Associate Director Jen Pelham and I met with Logan Crees with USDA ARS and property owners to conduct biological control releases in western Martin and St

02/18/2022

UF Social Media Committee Soup Blitz – #NationalSoupDay February 4, 2022
The UF Social Media Committee Soup Blitz #NationalSoupDay will be on February 4, 2022.  During this event, colleagues and the public interested in participating can use social media on February 4, 2022 to push out soup nutrition, recipes, locally sourced meats and produce, etc

01/22/2022

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    Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing
    One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients

    12/15/2021

    Incredible Edible Landscaping
    Food for the taking Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible. Those supposedly were the famous words of world-renowned food forager, Euell Gibbons, on a grape-nuts commercial in the ’70s

    05/19/2022