Event: Florida Regional Turf Seminar, Fort Myers | Feb 27th

The Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) hosts 12 Regional Turf Seminars throughout the state of Florida. These seminars provide local education programs on topics such as pests and diseases, weeds, BMPs, regulatory issues, safety and pesticide usage. Attendees will… Read More

Q and A: I don’t know what disease accumulates on the leaves in the following picture. Would you please identify it and tell us what we should spray it with?

From Whitney, Naples Answer: The plant is Schefflera arbooricola. The black substance is sooty mold. Certain sucking insects, notably aphids, scales, and whiteflies, suck sugary sap from plants and excrete it as a substance known as honeydew. Sugary,… Read More

Fact Sheet: Handling the Fish You Catch

One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn’t taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly. In addition to disappointing… Read More

Event: Southwest Florida Fair 4H FFA Livestock Shows

2018 Livestock Shows 2018 Livestock Rules, Regulations & Show Information 2018 Livestock Show Dates and Deadlines by Division Information on Ethics can be found at http://www.floridastatefairag.com/ethics Livestock Coordinator – Scott Weber Livestock Secretary – Denise Parker Barn Co-Chairs:… Read More

Factsheet: Survey of Fertilizer Products in Lee County, Florida

Survey of Fertilizer Products in Lee County, Florida In recent years, many municipalities in Florida have taken steps to reduce surface water runoff and leaching of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus from residential neighborhoods and commercial centers. The… Read More

Factsheet: Survey of Insecticides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida

Survey of Insecticides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida: 2013 The insecticides below are first listed by their family name, for example, Benzoylureas and Neonicontinoids. Knowing the insecticide family is critical when developing a rotation scheme to… Read More

Factsheet: Insecticides and acaricides registered for use in early 2011 in landscape, nursery, greenhouse or field-grown ornamentals

Insecticides and acaricides registered for use in early 2011 in landscape, nursery, greenhouse or field-grown ornamentals  

Factsheet: Survey of Fungicides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida

Survey of Fungicides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida Fungicides within the same group have similar chemistries and similar biochemical modes of action within fungal cells. It is prudent to rotate fungicides from different classes to avoid… Read More

Factsheet: Survey of Herbicides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida

Survey of Herbicides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida Herbicides are listed by their active ingredient. This avoids the confusion that results from multiple brands that use the same active ingredient. The active ingredient is the compound… Read More

Factsheet: Anthracnose Disease of Ornamental Plants: A Pictorial

Anthracnose Disease of Ornamental Plants: A Pictorial One of the most common diseases of plants is Colletotrichum leaf spot, or anthracnose. The Colletotrichum sp. that is most often present is C. gloeosportioides. Several other species have been identified… Read More