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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 through Friday - times vary.

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Hurricane Preparation for Container Nurseries
For container nurseries, as with our homes, businesses, and other types of agricultural operations, good preparation can really make a difference for the better.  With Hurricane Dorian preparing to make landfall in Florida, here are some suggested hurricane readiness tasks for container nurseries

08/30/2019

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Welcome – Jennifer Pelham
Meet our new County Extension Director by Liz Southers Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Pelham, the new director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Martin County. It was an exciting opportunity to talk with Jennifer because this position can be very challenging and rewarding

05/18/2018

As a Parent, How Can You Help with A School Health Fair?
Overall health is very important to many parents. Most want what’s best for their child, and it all starts with health!  Many schools already have health fairs or wellness nights as part of their outreach to families, but if you are a parent interested in increasing healthy habits and awareness at your school, how do you start? Find out who is in charge

12/18/2017

Controlling insects naturally
Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might look like it was the main course at an insect dinner party! Even though less than 1% of insects are truly ‘pests’, most people prefer to not see insects inside or outside

09/12/2019

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

4-H Friendships
Forming new Friendships As we move through life there is always the benefit for meeting new people, learning about different areas, forming new relationships regardless of locale - all opportunities that 4-H youth can experience when socializing with other 4-H youth outside our county or state. In April, Martin County 4-H youth had a wonderful experience meeting youth from Powell County, Kentucky

05/18/2018

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    As a Parent, How Can You Help with A School Health Fair?
    Overall health is very important to many parents. Most want what’s best for their child, and it all starts with health!  Many schools already have health fairs or wellness nights as part of their outreach to families, but if you are a parent interested in increasing healthy habits and awareness at your school, how do you start? Find out who is in charge

    12/18/2017

    RoboCalls Are On The Rise
    Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered on both the federal and Florida Do Not Call List, I don’t expect to get them

    08/18/2017