Category: Pests & Disease (Agriculture)

What is happening to the palms?

Over the past year I have had several calls of people concerned about the decline of their iconic Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) for no apparent reason. There is a relatively new palm disease that is affecting our cabbage… Read More

Soil Solarization

Summer in Florida is rapidly approaching and at this point, many farmers/gardeners take this time to take a break from their growing cycle, and use the summer months (June to August) to clean and reinvigorate their soil. They… Read More

Looking out for Nosema in spring colonies

A guide to quantifying the honey bee pathogen, Nosema, in colonies Regular subscribers to this blog may have noticed multiple mentions of Nosema in recent posts of the Beekeeping Management Calendar. These recommendations have highlighted the importance of monitoring and treating… Read More

The Caterpillars are Falling! (J. Moll – 3/22/17)

Each spring the cry rings out, “The caterpillars are falling out of the trees!”  These menaces are tussock moth caterpillars.  They drop down like rain from oak trees.  Besides the annoying presence of numerous hairy caterpillars, these insects… Read More