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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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My Internship Shadowing Experience: How do you live trap Peters’s rock agama?
My Background My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management

06/29/2022

What's Going on in Florida

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

4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge

06/20/2022

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

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

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    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

    Remote work and circular health
    Remote working During the pandemic, tens of millions of workers, mostly office workers, were suddenly forced to work from home (WFH). In the beginning, there were many difficulties to address, especially when children were attending school online, houses were unorganized and families were unaccustomed to working in the same, often tight, spaces

    06/28/2022