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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.

(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945


Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tuesdays & Fridays 1 p.m.-3

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The great horned owl and owlet are too cute!
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is located in a rural area of the county


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Mealybug on Tomato and Its Management
Notes The little, soft-bodied sucking insects are typically a problem for woody and ornamental plants, but they can also cause damage to vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, and more. Mealybugs, which feed on the sap of tomato plants, produce honeydew, which in turn attracts even more pests (sooty mold) that do further damage to the crop


Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV) and its Management
Notes More than a dozen viruses have been found to infect tomatoes. Viruses might be difficult to distinguish from one another


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    2023 UF DeLuca Preserve Bioblitz – My Adventure in the FL Scrub
    On February 24, 2023, I participated in the UF DeLuca Preserve Bioblitz.  This was my second time participating in a bioblitz at DeLuca Preserve and this time I stepped up to co-lead the Florida scrub excursion


    2023 Water Ambassador Webinar Series
    The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023! Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County and UF/IFAS Extension that unites and empowers residents who have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back to their communities