Category: Pests & Disease

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Columbia County

The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More

FTGA-UF CEU Day

  1. Wed. June 26. FTGA-UF CEU Day. Register at: On-line registration: www.ftga.org See details below. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. In March, the UF TREC Homestead PDC (Plant Disease Clinc) , confirmed samples from a golf club in Collier County… Read More

Shoemaker butterfly

Prepona laertes, a butterfly species native to tropical South and Central America, has been detected in Broward county, Florida. This insect, also known as the shoemaker butterfly, was first detected in this location in August 2013, but populations… Read More

Silent Invader: Lantana

Silent Invaders When we think of things as being invasive we often imagine something like water Hyacinths covering every inch of a waterway or acres of Brazilian Peppers blocking out the sun where nothing else will grow. Invasive… Read More

Tis the Season for Fungal Lawn Diseases

It never fails, around April or May each year the UF/IFAS Extension Service gets inundated with calls from distressed homeowners and landscapers about dying lawns. This year has proven no different. Multiple grass samples have been analyzed by… Read More