Category: Pests & Disease (Home Landscapes)

TREC Helps Growers, Trains Future Plant Breeders

Researchers at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) are looking for ways to improve production of crops such as squash and watermelon. Geoffrey Meru, assistant professor in the Horticultural… Read More

Spiders: The Unwanted House Guest

  Spiders!  Eek!  Just the word sends chills down your spine. They are creepy and scary, but most spiders serve a purpose other than causing terror to the homes they invade.  In their natural environment (including human dwellings)… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease

Citrus Greening Disease A bacterial disease that has affected all varieties of citrus in Florida is something called citrus greening. This pathogen blocks the nutrient carrying tissue in the tree and results in poor tasting, misshapen fruit and… 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