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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 Tuesdays & Fridays 1 p.m.-3

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How Many Avocado Varieties do you know? Which one is best for Guacamole?
Avocados originated from tropical America. However, we have three ecological races: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian

09/13/2021

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Try my Super-secret Mango Guacamole Recipe for National Guacamole Day 2021
National Guacamole Day is September 16, 2021, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe.  Its sweet, spicy, and tasty

09/13/2021

The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor

08/06/2021

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories

09/01/2021

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch
The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021.  We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration

09/01/2021

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    Growing Longan in Florida
    Scientific Name: Dimocarpus longan Lour. Common Names: lungan, dragon eye, longana, leng keng Origin: southern China, Sri Lanka, Indochinese peninsula, southwest India, Mayanmar (Burma) Climate: Longan grows in a tropical climate and subtropical areas with a cool and freeze-free period

    09/01/2021

    Downstream of COVID-19
    As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms

    08/30/2021