Category: Pests & Disease

How do I attract the “good bugs?”

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check out this previous… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape and garden plots…. Read More

Abiotic Factors for Ornamentals; New Ornamental Varieties for NE Florida; Chemical Spill Recover; Pesticide Labeling 2019

DATE AND TIME Thursday, December 12 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST LOCATION Yulee County Building 86026 Pages Dairy Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Call for directions!!! FEE Early bird is $30 per person; at the door is $40;… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16… Read More

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County’s Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle? These beetles (Lilioceris… Read More

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More