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Category: Pests & Disease

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

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

2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Application for 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

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

Controlling Pest Nematodes: A Big Problem in Vegetable Gardens

UF/IFAS Researchers

Nematodes are a big  problem for home vegetable gardeners, especially when vegetable production goes down. In Florida, there are no approved chemicals for use in home gardens. To battle nematodes, use some of the cultural practices in this post. As a result, you will… Read More