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UF/IFAS Extension
Miami-Dade County

The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

(305) 248-3311
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030


Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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You Can Still Enjoy Your Favorite Vacation Spots …
Yes! You can still enjoy your favorite vacation spots without breaking the bank. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to budget and take control of your finances


What's Going on in Florida

Swarming: The Natural Reproductive Process of a Honey Bee Colony
One of the world's most prolific species of pollinators, the honey bee, is arguably the most important insect species known to mankind​. However, despite their immeasurable importance in the role of food production, they often have a negative connotation in the minds of many homeowners and the general public due to their "swarming" behavior around this time of year


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


Beating marine debris
Every year, we celebrate our planet in honor of Earth Month. This month, I’d like to bring some awareness to challenges that the Earth faces as a result of a growing human population, and ways to help combat these challenges


The all-mighty sea grape
Sea grapes: succulent and strong The sea grape (Coccoloba uvifera) is a native beach and fore dune plant species. Sea grapes are critical members of coastal communities, particularly on water-facing dunes


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    Tropical Fruit—Mango
    Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Mango By Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Mango Botanical name: Mangifera indica Family: Anacardiacae Good varieties: Angie, Orange Sherbet, Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Rosigold, and more About the fruit: The mango has been called the king of fruit


    Thoughts on Change: A Look at Old Miami from the Eyes of One of Its Newest Residents
    Change—whether evolutionary or man-made—is a vital process that is woven into the fabric of nature, one that has shaped the world to how we see it today. On a small scale, change has the potential to better one’s life, like a New Year's Resolution to maintain a healthier diet