Reducing Mosquitoes Around the Home
The recent rains have been a boon to the mosquito populations in Brevard County. Read how you can reduce mosquito populations around your home with fewer pesticides. Read More.
Did you Know...
The word “mosquito” first enters the English language in the 1500's. In a 1583 publication “Hakluyt’s Voyages” M. Phillips writes of being annoyed by a kind of fly which the Spaniards called “Musketas.” Jesuit missionary writes from a settlement near Miami where he endured several months of swarms of bloodsucking mosquitoes which prevented him from sleeping many nights.
Green Thumbs Wanted for the Brevard County Fair…Plan Now to Participate in the Horticulture Competitions!
The Brevard County Fair is coming and so are the Horticulture Competitions. Check your potted plants and hanging baskets to plan which ones you want to groom for competition. There are also competitions for vegetables and fruits so why not include those too? You can place one entry in every category! Click here to get a list of competitions.
New: Whole Farm Integrated Pest Management Video Modules Released
If you are interested in learning how to manage pests using integrated pest management (IPM) strategies on a whole farm or whole landscape level, a team of University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty has developed a series of video modules just for you. These modules were developed at the UF IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center near Live Oak, FL where the 300 acre farm has been transformed into a Living IPM Laboratory putting into real life practices these IPM strategies. The modules are available on the UF/IFAS Virtual Field Day website.
Learn how to Prevent Chikungunya Virus
Chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ya) is a virus that can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. To date, June 2014, no virus has been detected on mainland USA; although, several cases of the disease have been reported in patients that have contracted the virus while visiting other areas of the world. Read More
Interested in Aquaponics?
Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Agent, gives a few pointers for starting your own aquaponics operation. Read More.
Sign up for the My Brevard Yard program and learn how you can have a healthy lawn and protect our waterways!
One or three-hour workshops are available. Longer workshops are great for municipalities, homeowner associations, and other large groups. Call 321.633.1702 x 222 or email to schedule a group workshop.
Soil Testing Information
Use these forms to send samples to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
Call a Master Gardener
You can do your part to protect water quality by following a few simple steps toward making your yard Florida Friendly. For help with your lawn and landscape, call or email a Master Gardener at 321.633.1702.
Soil and Water Conservation District
The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District assists farmers and ranchers with applying Best Management Practices to their operations.
Contact Dave Millard at 633-1702 x241 or email Dave Millard for assistance.
Join us October 23 - November 2 for the 2014 Brevard County Fair. Show off your skills and talents by entering any of our many competitions including gardening, culinary, sewing, art, and much more! For More Info...