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UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

Contact

lachancec@ufl.edu
(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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Report your atala butterflies here…
The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia Linnaeus

08/16/2019

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Agamas “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project
For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on Agama agama on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project manager

05/05/2019

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control
Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide and other pesticides

11/02/2018

With UF/IFAS Extension, It’s Always Time to Learn
It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks

08/08/2019

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

Food Safety Is Everyone’s Issue
When you've been part of the restaurant business, the issue of food safety plays a large part in selecting where you dine out. Those who inspect restaurant businesses want everyone to make food safety their issue

03/08/2019

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    Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control
    Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide and other pesticides

    11/02/2018

    Lawn Service Business Basics – What Not To Do
    Years ago I had a lawn service business.  My spouse and I decided we needed some extra income

    11/01/2018