FACTSHEETS | Lawn and Garden Publications

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FACTSHEETS | Lawn & Garden Publications A-Z A Annuals Of Fla (pdf – also Bedding Plants) B Bedding Plants (pdf – see also Annuals) Boron Deficiency (pdf) Brazilian Cherry or Grumichama (pdf) Brown Patch in St Augustune Grass  (pdf)… Read More

Collier County Extension Building Takes a Hurricane Hit

Hurricane Irma roared through Collier County taking roofs, screens, signs, trees, foliage, electricity and cell phone service. The UF IFAS Extension Collier County building was hit hard. The metal roof was ripped off, the ceiling collapsed and there… Read More

Florida Native Shrub, Florida Swampprivet, Has Plant Bug Pest (Miridae) that was Discovered in 2010-2011.

 The gooey, shmear spotting is the plant bug excrement. When scouting, you may not see the insects, but their spotting gives them away. Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida… Read More

Geiger Tree Leaf Beetles are Active Now (March 2018) on Marco Island

  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) Top Left to right: Adult beetle; larval skeletonizing damage and; slimy, gross larvae and feeding damage.                                    Egg cluster of the beetle (all photos by Doug Caldwell).  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) foliage is… Read More

Head-turner, fragrant flowering shrubs: Brunfelsia americana [Solanaceae] “Lady-of-the-Night’

My ‘Lady of the Night’ is in full bloom again (previously April 20 and October 10, 2017 ) and now, February 22, 2018. This shrub is stunning when in flower and the bonus (to some people it is… Read More

Event: Landscape Fertilizer Calibration: Lawns and Trees on February 13, 2018

This training provides landscape professionals more in-depth knowledge about fertilization than the Green Industries Best Management Practices program, and includes skill-building opportunities related to proper fertilization. This training emphasizes the minimization of nonpoint source pollution to conserve and… Read More