Category: Turf

Hurricane Irma update: Lauren Butler, UF/IFAS Extension Okeechobee County – Sept. 18

Replanting, rebuilding, remarkable Florida agriculture Hurricane Irma made landfall onto Florida’s coasts on September 10, 2017. As she charged her way up the state, Irma left a path of destruction and chaos behind for Florida residents, and Florida… Read More

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop (GI-BMP)

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop Thursday, September 28th, 2017; 8:00AM – 4:00PM Cost of Workshop: $27.37 UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County 4509 West George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33875-5837 Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center – O.S. Sam Polston… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Nematodes in residential lawns – best management practices

By Ralph E. Mitchell Nematodes are practically everywhere in our Florida soils and most, believe it or not, are beneficial.  Some of these microscopic worms are damaging to plants however, and can be a problem for our area… Read More

EVENT: Pesticide Certification Testing | June 1, 2017

Pesticide Certification Testing The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) offers certified Pesticide Exams at multiple locations throughout the state. The exam schedule varies statewide to allow applicants an opportunity to take the exam at a… Read More

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More