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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Safe Boating on Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond
Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), released its 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report. Miami-Dade County ranked second for the highest boating accident rate


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance to Farmers Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Farmers This is a summary of what has been released so far. In this post we covered sections of: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Assistance to Individuals, Families and Businesses Families First Coronavirus Response Act The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA) & the Emergency Paid Sick Leave


Beneficial Garden Bugs: The Good Flies
Not all bugs are alike.  Some bugs in Florida are garden pests, because they can do a lot of damage to plants, especially during the growing season


Tropical Fruit–Avocado
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the fruit: The avocado has been grown in Florida for over 100


Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world and can weigh


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    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Approaching! Here three ideas to help prevent financial abuse in senior adults.
    Help prevent financial fraud abuse in senior adults. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse,  90% of financial fraud in senior adults is caused by family members or people who know the senior adult well


    “They” Have Emerged!
    No, not Brood X Periodical Cicadas - those are not found here in Florida. Not “murder hornets” either