Category: Horticulture

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Pusley (Richardia L.) in Tomato, Pepper, Cucurbit, and Strawberry Production

Pusley (Richardia L.) is a common Florida weed in vegetable and strawberry production. The Florida pusley is a native to the state but the three South American varieties are often mistaken for each due to similar distributions, growth habits,… Read More

Green Industries Best Management Practices

The Law Florida law SB494 requires all commercial or for hire fertilizer applicators, or anyone supervising fertilizer applications to have a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) fertilizer license. The license is called the Limited Certification… Read More

What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Avoiding Heat Stress

Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Adopting Water-Conservation Practices with Rain Barrels

The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo South Florida receives an average of 62 inches of rainfall per year. Most of this water washes off green lawns and pavements carrying fertilizers… Read More

Crapemyrtles: A Landscape Showstopper

Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive…. Read More

The Blackout Season – Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance

 Fertilizer Black Out Season Video click here Fertilizer Ordinance Resources Fertilizer Ordinance Brochure Manatee County Government Fertilizer webpage Required Landscape Best Management Practices training for all landscape professionals Required Green Industry Best Management Practices training for all… Read More

Florida Friendly Landscaping: How to Save Water through “Smart” Irrigation systems

Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Water quality and quantity are essential topics that are in everyone’s mind. Florida’s current population of more than 21 million and 1,000 people moving to Florida… Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

By Ralph E. Mitchell If tiny tomatoes smaller than the classic cherry tomato are of interest, then Everglades tomatoes may be what you are looking for!  Apparently this wild tomato has worked its way into our summer vegetables… Read More