Category: Pests & Disease

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Gear Up for Spring Festivals, Plant Sales

ORLANDO, Fla. – Spring is around the corner, and Master Gardeners across central Florida are gearing up for festivals and plant sales. The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

Spring Festival and Plant Sale is around the corner

The Osceola County Master Gardeners have been working really hard to bring our First Spring Festival and Plant Sale to the community. This year we have vendors selling plant, honey, garden products and more. Come and visit us… Read More

Aaaahhhh – Aphids!

Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.   Aphids excrete a fluid that contains… Read More

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More

Sign up to Attend A Day of Gardening

Are you ready for spring? Let us help you prepare while you attend A Day of Gardening as we kick-off the spring gardening season. Enjoy gardening seminars and shop with local vendors to purchase plants and plant-related items…. Read More

Multiplying in the Garden: Green Peach Aphid

They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the green peach aphid,… Read More