This year, I’ve had more calls about roaming “worms” before rainy season than ever before (usually they move inside a few weeks after rainy season stops). “What are all these crunchy worms on our lanai and side walls and in… Read More
Staining is caused by caterpillar frass and string-bean-like mite galls, not plant leaves or fruit. It doesn’t occur every year so there is no need to remove trees because of the staining. In an attempt to reduce homeowner… Read More
Protect your dog from straying into a Cane toad at night- they can be deadly and/or the consequences expensive to deal with at the veterinarians! See these 2 fact sheets: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/09/Can-Toad-update-Aug-2018-BLOG-DougC.pdf and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf
If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More
Royal Palm Bug (Xylastodoris luteolus) Attacks New Growth, Spear Leaf Fronds and Leaflets. Neonics are Effective for Royal Palm Bug Control.
Above: Royal palm bugs and fecal spotting in unopened frond. Find publication here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/03/Royal_Palm_Bug_mgmt_Caldwell__Ali_FSHS_proceedings1.pdf Damage by the royal palm bug is most severe in spring and early summer. The populations then apparently subside until the following spring … Read More
Sign up for your child to come for a week of fun and adventure! Collier County 4-H camp is held at Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid, Florida. June 4-8, 2018. Campers will have an exciting week… 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
What are those purple leaf spots? Why are these leaves yellowing and dying? See this fact sheet (as well as video) to grow healthy ixora: 1. To get the fact sheet, click here: Ixora Spots: A… Read More
FACT SHEETS | Lawn & Landscape 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 Augustine Grass… Read More
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