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UF/IFAS Extension
Monroe County

The Monroe County Extension Office is dedicated toward serving Monroe County by providing objective information to individuals, businesses, and agencies for better decision making and by creating programs and services that provide learning opportunities that empower people to improve their lives.

Contact

monroe@ifas.ufl.edu
(305) 292-4501
1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Thunder Moon
The Native Americans had a tradition of naming all of the full moons according to the time of year and the seasons.  My birthday is in July, and that is the time of the Thunder Moon

06/21/2021

What's Going on in Florida

It’s Census Time, Do it Online!
Census 2020 – Complete the Count! It’s finally here and UF/IFAS Extension has an important role to support a complete count in this year’s census. Census funds are important to Monroe County to support infrastructure (roads, bridges, schools), SNAP, Head Start, grants for mental health services, and so much more! Did you know that Extension is funded by the USDA and we help communities in every state and almost every county

04/15/2020

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters

07/27/2021

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards
When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which benefit our yards in numerous ways; just that simple understanding can make our lives easier as gardeners

06/04/2021

A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control
This is a summary of a recent presentation by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc on the importance of termite colony biology on control methods Termites evolved from cockroaches 150 million years ago

03/04/2021

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    Eulophia graminea in the Keys
    Eulophia graminea, a terrestrial orchid commonly known as Chinese ground orchid, was first discovered in south Miami in 2007. By 2010, it had spread to seven more counties, including one known occurrence from No Name Key (Pemberton, 2013)

    02/23/2021

    Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!
    If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally present on the roots of warm season turf, so that means it is probably chillin’ in your Florida yard right now

    07/30/2021