Category: Pests & Disease

Geiger Tree Leaf Beetles are Active Now (March 2018) on Marco Island

  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) Top Left to right: Adult beetle; larval skeletonizing damage and; slimy, gross larvae and feeding damage.                                    Egg cluster of the beetle (all photos by Doug Caldwell).  Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena) foliage is… Read More

UF researcher: Toxic Cane toad can kill your pet

By: Sheila Marie Shaw Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – That croaking you hear at night might not be your run-of-the-mill frog. In fact, it might even be one deadly enough to kill your dog…. Read More

Weed of the Week- Dogfennel

Dogfennel Dogfennel is an aggressive native perennial plant, and is currently the most common pasture weed in Florida.  Studies have shown that significant loss of forage occurs if Dogfennel is not removed prior to July 1st.  Additionally, while… Read More

Weed of the Week-Crabgrass

Crabgrass Control There are five crabgrass species found in Florida; India, blanket, southern, tropical, and smooth.  The blanket and India species are perennials, while southern, tropical, and smooth crabgrasses are annuals.  Due to the variations in life cycles,… Read More

“Roundup®” License- Is it For You?

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike should be aware that the State of Florida requires a license in order to apply any pesticide (including herbicides such as Roundup®) as part of a landscape business. The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance… Read More