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Category: Pests & Disease

The Florida First Detector – A Virtual Episode about the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Florida First Detector (FFD) Program is here again, an opportunity for you to learn something new this Fall. This time we would be learning about invasive species identification and sample submission, more specifically about the invasive Asian… Read More

What is Ailing My St. Augustine Grass?

What’s Wrong with my St. Augustine Grass? The Yellow Yard– About the time September rolls around, while the rainy season seems like it just will not end, some lawns may exhibit some yellowing.  Grass seems healthy except for… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds mosquitoes bite manatees, making them vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla – Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals. These viruses have caused disease and fatalities in birds, horses and wildlife. Captive… Read More

Update on unexpected Seeds from Foreign Countries

Recently, many people in the United States have been receiving unsolicited packages from China, and other countries, which contain seeds, beads, jewelry, or other small items which had not been ordered.  The packages come with no label indicating… Read More

Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person… Read More

Gingers

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green For a lovely tropical appearance in some of your shady spots, try ornamental gingers.  In North Florida gingers are tender perennials that will go dormant in the winter after a frost.  Their… Read More