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Category: Horticulture

Spanish Moss, Ball Moss, and Lichens are Harmless Air Plants

Epiphytes are “air” plants, including moss, that survive on moisture and nutrients in the atmosphere. Several epiphytic plants, like Spanish moss, ball moss, and lichen, are common to the Florida landscape and the southeast United States. People unfamiliar… Read More

Exclusion Techniques to Manage Greenhouse Insect Pests

Greenhouse vegetable production can help diversify your farm.  Florida possesses a competitive advantage during winter months, because of much lower heating costs compared to other states and Canada.  A major disadvantage, however, to producing greenhouse vegetables during the… Read More

Fact Sheets: Gardening | Garden Calendar | Starting a Florida Garden | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Gardening     Garden Calendar for North/Central/South Florida     Starting a Florida Garden SOUTH FLORIDA January February March April May June July August September October November December

Bay County Air Potato Challenge and Invasive Species Awareness Day a Success

On June 6th, we held an Invasive Species Workshop: Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness day at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Panama City. Over 700 air potato leaf beetles were distributed to more than 30 sites in… Read More

Fact Sheets: What’s Blooming by the month | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

What’s Blooming?     List of Fact Sheets, Power Points and Videos      January         Peach (Prunus persica)     February         Flame Vine (Pyrostegia venusta)         Walter’s Viburnum     March         Yellow Tabebuia (Tabebuia spp.)         April           Dinner Plate Tree (Pterospermum acerifolium)     May          Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)          Tree Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea species)     June          Hedge Cactus (Cereus… Read More

Fact Sheets: Fertilizers | Coron | Nitamin-NFusion | Nitrate Leaching | Turf Quality | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

Fertilizers     Coron:  14-2-14     Fertilizer Rule     Lee County Fertilizer Survey     Nitamin-NFusion:  22-0-0     Nitrate Leaching and Turf Quality

Fact Sheets: Plant Cold Protection and Recovery | Lee County | Stephen Brown

Cold Protection and Recovery     Cold Protection of Ornamental Plants     Irrigation Cold Protection for Citrus     Treating Cold Damaged Palms     Weather Effect on five Ornamental Trees

New Serious Pest of Lychee and Longan Trees Found in Florida

Daniel Carrillo1, Alexandra M. Revynthi1, Jeff Wasielewski2, Christian Miller3 and Jonathan H. Crane4 The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii  (Figure 1), was found in a 3-acre commercial lychee orchard in Lee County on Pine Island, FL in… Read More