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UF/IFAS Extension
Palm Beach County

As the local branch of the University of Florida, the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service office has access to the latest research and technology on more than 2,000 subjects of interest available to small business owners, farmers, builders, home owners, parents, children, and the public

Contact

palmbeach@ifas.ufl.edu
(561) 233-1700
559 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Declawing the Dolichandra…
Some invasive plants can radically alter landscapes making them look like monocultures, alien, or even relatively ugly. In South Florida, Brazilian pepper and old-world climbing fern come to mind

04/12/2022

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Setting goals for the New Year!
At the end of every year, I like to reflect on the highs and lows of the year. I think of my New Year's resolutions that I set for the year, and I often find that I did not accomplish most of my “resolutions

02/18/2020

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

The High Plateau Coconut Palm: Push that Tropical Look Further North
  Much of gardening and landscaping in Florida revolves around the USDA climate zone realities of potential freezes or cold weather. People in the panhandle are of like cold-hardy avocadoes and

03/25/2022

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 
Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke

07/01/2022

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    Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)
    If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round

    07/01/2022

    Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)
    Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga común en Florida durante todo el año, especialmente durante el final del verano/otoño

    07/01/2022