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Dr. Motti Charter visits Florida Barn Owl Pest Control Project


Don't Get Caught with Your Plants Down!

On Tuesday, September 27th, The Everglades REC will be hosting the second annual workshop provided by UF/IFAS, for middle and high school teachers located throughout the state. This year's program was developed by the Department of Plant Pathology using resources available from the American Phytopathological Society. Plant Pathology is a STEM topic that includes biology, microbiology and chemistry.
Registration information may be found at:


UF/IFAS Researchers Find Shallow Flooding Reduces a Major Rice Pest

Scientists at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) have found an important way to control the destructive rice water weevil, one of the major pests in rice production. Read the article on Newswise


New Soil and Water Scientist

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jango Bhadha as our newest EREC faculty member. More...


Anhiga bird in the Everglades National parkUF/IFAS Program Highly Successful in Keeping Phosphorus Out of the Everglades


Mexican Rice Borer

Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini), discovered in Florida in March 2012, has now been found in 4 counties: Levy, Marion, Citrus and Sumter.  The stalk-boring larvae of this species feed in cultivated grass crops such as sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum and sudangrass, but also feed in landscape plants such as pampasgrass. (Distribution map updated 02/05/15) More...  


lovebug trapResearch on Love Bugs

Dr. Ron Cherry, and Biologist, Alvin Wilson, are conducting field trials to help homeowners enjoy their yards more during lovebug season by finding a better lovebug trap.

Barn Owl ResearchBarn Owl Research Updates

An experiment is currently underway to determine if rodent populations can be reduced by Barn Owl predation. More...

sugarcane harvestSugarcane Handbook

Use this guide to learn about growing sugarcane, varieties, combating pests, economics, and soil conditions. More...

Florida Agriculture

Agriculture, natural resources and related industries are an economic powerhouse in Florida, providing more than 2 million jobs, $141.8 billion in direct output (revenues), $119.9 billion in value added contributions, and accounting for 14.9 percent of total economic activity in 2012. More...

Did You Know?

The Everglades REC is situated on approximately 800 acres; 420 sugarcane acres are planted in sugarcane, 45 in vegetable research. More...

Solutions for
Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension launches an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.  More...