Category: Pests & Disease

Those mysterious craters in the yard

Mystery holes WN 4-18-19 feat

Spring has sprung in Wakulla County, and the fact is reflected in the activity of the local flora and fauna. As expected, plants are sprouting leaves and blooming, and insect activity is accelerating. Curiously, other cryptic manifestations indicate… Read More

Septic Program, “After the flush”

News Release - Septic Program 3-30-19 feat

March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla Office is holding a septic system program Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. “After the flush: Septic systems demystified” will cover a variety of locally important areas… Read More

Wild plums are blooming; sparkleberry will soon

Being refined can be a desirable quality.  It reflects a process in which the best possible features have been distilled and are on display. With this refining process there are traits which are curbed, and sometimes lost forever. … Read More

Scale insects are common on ornamental plants

Scale Insects Photo by Les Harrison

White flecks of a different kind White flecks in the landscape tend to attract attention, especially in January. This irregular pattern is not a common site in Wakulla County’s earth toned countryside and manicured home sites. Most recall… Read More

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

USDA FSA USA

USDA United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Electronic News Service Bulletin Click on the Farm Service Agency Bulletin Link (pict.) below to view in official web page

FREE Copy of the “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” Magazine

20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers

Create Your Own Wildflower Oasis For The Pollinators     UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office invites you to pick up a FREE copy, (2 per household) of the beautiful full color  “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” magazine produced by Florida Wildflower Foundation. 22… Read More

September Gardens 9-13-2018

gardeners north Florida

By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences… Read More

Autumn Here 9-13-2018

Ant-grasshopper-prepared-winter

By Les Harrison Tale Of The Ant And The Grasshopper Aesop, the Greek fabulist, told the moralistic tale of the ant and the grasshopper more than 2500 years ago. The ant was wisely industrious and prepared for the… Read More