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Category: Pests & Disease

Asian Giant Hornet not a Concern for Florida

A new pest has made its appearance in the United States.  The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia was first seen in Blaine, Washington in the Fall of 2019.  Originally from Japan, it has spread to many Asian countries and… Read More

Victory2020 Garden Youth Record Books

Did you plant a garden this year? Want a way to report all of the great things that you got out of the garden? OR…are you planning to plant a fall garden and working to get things together… Read More

The World of Invasive Species: Part I – Federal “Orders”

As part of an ongoing series, I want to introduce you to “The World of Invasive Species”! Perhaps you have never heard about invasive species so let’s start there first. As defined in Webster’s online Dictionary, invasive is… Read More

We’re Still Here for You!

A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing? We are educators and we are a… Read More

Using Zoom in our New Digital World

Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to… Read More

Weed Control Begins with Identification!

It is extremely difficult to control something when you don’t know what it is! We can’t make an effective herbicide recommendation or cultural activity recommendation without knowing what plant/weed we are dealing with. But how do you find… Read More

Mistaken Identity: Tomato Hornworm or Tobacco Hornworm?

Everyone loves to see their garden growing, but it is disheartening when something else starts eating the garden before the gardener.  Even if it is early in your growing season, it is important to spend time in your… Read More

Fire Ants in the Garden

As the weather cools off and people get back in their yards and gardens the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) becomes enemy number one.  The non-native, red imported fire ant (RIFA) can have large colonies with 80,000… Read More

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Columbia County

The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More