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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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Storm Prep 2019: Gathering your supplies
We are now in the active hurricane season, with Tropical Storm Dorian heading towards Puerto Rico, and possibly powering up to threaten the Southeastern United States as a major hurricane. Whether you stockpiled early – which is the best approach – or just want to take a closer look, this makes for a good time to check your food supplies, food preparation items, medicines, and more

08/28/2019

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UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information
The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice

08/29/2019

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

Fall Personal Finance Webinars
Live, Interactive Personal Finance Webinars University of Florida/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension invites you to attend these educational webinars. All are 12:00pm -1:00pm EST

09/17/2019

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

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

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    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

    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