Category: Pests & Disease

Weed of the Week- Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus Control Prickly pear cactus can be a major problem in Florida pastures and rangelands, primarily because of how the plant reproduces.  This weed spreads by fragmentation, so pieces of the primary plant can form roots… Read More

Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

Mosquito transmitted diseases have been in the news lately. While these diseases are not new, it is always good to review what we can do to minimize the risk of mosquito-vectored diseases for the safety of equines such… Read More

Weed of the Week- Lantana

Lantana Lantana is a woody native plant that is toxic to livestock.  Although it is sold as an ornamental, commercial varieties are sterile.  Lantana producers allelochemicals in its roots and stems that inhibit the growth of other plants… Read More

Fact Sheets

Africanized Bee Awareness Air_Potato_Vine_Infestation_Site-_Beetle_Request_Form Alternative pesticides Assassin (wheel) bug BagWorms bird gardens chayote citrus care citrus greening citrus insect and fertilizer2 Common Landscape Mistakes2 Controlling crabgrass in Turfgrass Controlling Weeds in Turfgrass deadly palm diseases ground covers for… Read More

Bugs in the March Garden

Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers are hatching early this year. You may notice them coming out of the ground in mass. At this growth stage they are black with a yellow or orange stripe down their back. They will eat… Read More

UF / IFAS Extensión: Información de Jardinería disponible, justo a las puertas de su casa.

Ya llego la primavera al condado de Osceola y es la mejor época de cultivar su jardín. Nuestro clima subtropical nos permite preparar los jardines después de las temporadas frías de enero y febrero, permitiendo que las plantas… Read More