Category: Agriculture

Event: Green Industry Best Management Practice (GI‐BMP) | Mar 20th, 2019 | North Fort Myers Recreation Center

The GI‐BMP class is required if you apply fertilizer or maintain landscapes as a primary business in Lee County. This six hour class includes pre and post‐tests. Both exams are exactly alike. Successful completion of the exam will… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Pests, Key Plants- Pines

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the seventh in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More

Event: Green Industry Best Management Practice (GI‐BMP) in Spanish [Espanol] | Jan 31st, 2019 | Lee County Garden Council Building

The GI‐BMP class is required if you apply fertilizer or maintain landscapes as a primary business in Lee County. This six hour class includes pre and post‐tests. Both exams are exactly alike. Successful completion of the exam will… Read More

Q and A: I have a gardenia bush that is steadily going downhill. How should I care for this plant to bring it back to health?

Question: I have a gardenia bush that is steadily going downhill. It has only a few leaves, lots of strange growth on the branches, and most of the leaves have a green center and yellow edges. I’ve included… Read More

Scale insects are common on ornamental plants

White flecks of a different kind White flecks in the landscape tend to attract attention, especially in January. This irregular pattern is not a common site in Wakulla County’s earth toned countryside and manicured home sites. Most recall… Read More