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Gardeners Beware! Milkweed Toxicity

As gardeners, we are aware of skin irritations due to contact from plants such as, Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum), and Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), found right in our Florida Keys backyards. But, the eyes, the eyes! Corneal Endothelial Toxicity, a toxicity… Read More

Olive Shootworm Caterpillars (Palpita persimilis) Can Seriously Defoliate Japanese Ligustrum by Doug Caldwell

  Top Banner: The caterpillar creates a lot of frass and webs leaves together loosely. (Pic by Lyle J. Buss). 2nd: Caterpillar and frass piles on skeletonized leaf. ( Pic by Doug Caldwell). 3rd pic: The smaller caterpillars… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Lake County leader receives national award

UF/IFAS Extension Agent Brooke Moffis received a Distinguished Service Award from The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) during the 2019 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference. Each year, the award recognizes excellence in the field of… Read More

Ornamental Grasses – A Great Choice for Central Florida

As the seasons change so does our outdoor landscape.  Some plants are languishing while others are chugging along producing flowers.  A beautiful and easy-to-maintain addition to a landscape are ornamental grasses.  They add subtle colors this time of… Read More