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Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we… Read More

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!

During these unusual times, the Gardening in the Panhandle Team has been working to bring you quality remote content through this online newsletter. In that vein, we have developed some new educational programming for our loyal readers. We… Read More

Research Update: Honey Bees and Pesticides

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) collaborated on research that led to two 2019 publications on honey bees and pesticides. Below are summaries of the research as well as links to the full publications. More… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists help national team breed better pomegranates

BALM, Fla. — You can enjoy pomegranates in myriad ways. You can toss them in salads, sprinkle their seeds on yogurt or oatmeal or add them to smoothies. When you consume pomegranates, you’ll savor their sweet and sour… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Organic Practices in the Backyard Vegetable Garden

When a group of backyard gardeners get together and talk about the organic practices they use in the vegetable gardens, you will often hear information that is confusing, such as I don’t use chemicals in my garden, I… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Fewer Pesticides – Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Pesticides are greatly misunderstood by many and incorrectly used by some. Do we need to use pesticides at all in the vegetable garden? I know many of you just jumped on this question with a resounding “NO!” You… Read More

Agricultural diagnostic services in Alachua County available during COVID-19 outbreak

Pests and diseases don’t stop during an epidemic, but multiple services typically available for growers have been disrupted. Below, find some of the latest updates on the availability of diagnostic services. Phone numbers for the different labs are… Read More

Don’t let the pests take over, know when to call an expert

Florida homeowners have some relief from pests this time of year which makes it the perfect time to shop for a pest control service, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts. “Florida’s pest… Read More

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

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) in Ornamental Crop Production

Weed management is a constant battle in Florida landscapes, nurseries and agricultural production areas. Doveweed, a grass-like warm season annual weed, is a common contender in this battle. This EDIS document provides updated information about doveweed habitat, distribution,… Read More