Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in.  Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom… Read More

Common questions about the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus)

Lately have you been noticing something strange in your coconut palms, gumbo-limbo and other plants? It could be related to the reappearance of the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus) (RSW).   If you remember correctly, it was first reported… Read More

Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated… Read More

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More