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Category: Pests & Disease

Let the Power of the Sun Restore Your Garden Soil

Written by  Philippe Bilger, Master Gardener Volunteer For many living in South Florida, summer is the time to enjoy the sun and the fun activities available to us. Due to the heat and humidity during the summer, growing… Read More

Don’t Let the Summer Heat Bug You

Summer rains have begun.  It is hot, muggy and buggy, and to top it all off, the chances of plant disease increases during our rainy season. While this may all seem overwhelming, there are ways to control and… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah’s Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no lines, or sharp… Read More

Gardening During Covid-19

  Benefits of Gardening During Covid-19 This week’s Virtual Plant Clinic topic is facilitated by Joanne Mason, Master Gardener Volunteer for UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, RN, MS.  We encourage you to attend our Thursday Plant Clinic by registering… Read More

Planning a Field Season in a Pandemic

Carrie De Jesus is a PhD Candidate in Dr. Samantha Wisely’s lab. For part of Carrie’s dissertation, she is studying how native reptiles in Florida play a role in the eco-epidemiology of Lyme disease. In Florida, lizards are… Read More

Modeling the Spread of Ticks—And the Diseases They Carry

Tick populations are on the move in the U.S. The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is expanding its range westward into the Great Plains. Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), and Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) are migrating… Read More

Virtual Plant Clinic in Flagler County

Introduction: Please register for our Thursday Virtual Plant Clinic at:                          https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsc-qrrDMvHtDKgWQOVlAPiXpNQk5w0qaA  Please join our Virtual Plant Clinic at 10:00 am every Thursday morning. We will discuss plant… Read More