Tag: IPM

Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, was One of the Most Destructive Landscape Pests

Before ficus whitefly, this community was surrounded by a wall of Ficus benjamina. Same hedge, about 6  years after ficus whitefly invasion. Dr. Muhammed Z. Ahmed and Collier County MG Tatiana Burhart evaluate the hedge’s failure. Ficus whiteflies… Read More

“Roundup®” License- Is it For You?

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike should be aware that the State of Florida requires a license in order to apply any pesticide (including herbicides such as Roundup®) as part of a landscape business. The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance… Read More

Organic Strawberries and Why Disease Testing Matters

I visited an organic strawberry grower the other day who was worried about a rapidly expanding disease in part of her field containing the Camarosa variety. The symptoms were what you see before you: leaf spots constrained within… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage yard pests responsibly

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners…. Read More