Welcome to the weed science extension and research program website at the University of Florida/IFAS, Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, Florida .
The Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) is a dynamic agriculturally diverse region with major production of sugarcane, rice, commercial sod, and winter vegetables located at the southern edge of Lake Okeechobee in south Florida .
This website is intended to help county extension faculty, growers, consultants, agribusiness personnel, and other stakeholders with information on sustainable weed management practices in the EAA and surrounding areas of south Florida. Weed management in sugarcane and vegetables, herbicide stewardship, and weed identification are the major focus of the extension program. The research program covers weed biology, weed interference, weed management systems, invasive weeds, and management of energy crops.