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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.

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

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Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Master Gardener Help Desk: Monday - Friday - Drop Off Until Further Notice

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Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon
On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water can contribute to flooding

07/28/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Garden Health
    Growing Mindfully with Hopefilled Days In these new and challenging times, we need to turn to the outdoors; for our peace and productivity. I know of many families inspired to put in raised gardens, patio containers and small manageable gardens

04/15/2020

The Fungus Amungus
Summer rains bring different kinds of fungi, some are bad and some are harmless. Water carries disease, so proper landscape care is needed to help keep your beloved plants healthy

09/18/2020

Plant Identification & Weed Management
Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide.  Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, one of the key principles of Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM

05/21/2020

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images
How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but a process of diagnosis based on observation of a suite of morphological features (whether the plant is woody or herbaceous; characteristics of the flowers and fruit; the shapes, margins, venation, and textures of the.

05/21/2020

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    Garden Health
        Growing Mindfully with Hopefilled Days In these new and challenging times, we need to turn to the outdoors; for our peace and productivity. I know of many families inspired to put in raised gardens, patio containers and small manageable gardens

    04/15/2020

    When Given Lemons . . . !
    When Life Hands You Lemons Recently, while navigating our new world of physical distancing, a Martin County Fair vendor left a free box of lemons for anyone to enjoy. Hating to see much of those lemons go to waste, and being 4-H, I brought them home

    04/08/2020