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

Turf

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 Sheets | Native Plants of Southwest Florida | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

Native Plants of Southwest Florida     Library of Native Plants: Fact Sheets & Video Links – OLD LINKS (Needs to be Updated)     Bark Exfoliation of South Florida Trees     Bay Cedar (Suriana maritima)     Beach Sunflower (Helianthus Debilis)     Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)     Blackroot (Pterocaulon pycnostachyum)… Read More

Fact Sheets: Lawns and Turfs | Anthacnose | Cerospora Leaf Spot | St Augustine Grass | Fairy Ring | Fertilization | Gray Leaf Spot | Nitrate Leaching | Rust | Pythium Root Rot | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

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Lawns/Turfs      Anthracnose     BMP for Home Lawns     Bugs in St. Augustinegrass      ‘Captiva’ St. Augustinegrass     Cercospora Leaf Spot    Disease Identification     Drought     Environmental Stresses and Your Florida Lawn     Establishing Your Lawn     Fairy Ring… Read More

Fact Sheets: Invasive Plants | Air Potato | Brazilian Pepper | Japanese Climbing Fern | Two-Leaf Nightshade | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

Invasive Plants         Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)     Brazilian Pepper-tree Control     Control of Hard to Manage Weeds     Environmental Contractors     Got Invasive?  Get Help!     Herbicide Control of Woody Plants     Herbicides to Kill Invasive Trees in the Landscape     Invasive Solanum spp. in Florida… Read More

Fact Sheets: Irrigation | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

Irrigation     Cape Coral (City) Irrigation Schedule     FAQ on Landscape Irrigation     Irrigation in Dry May     Reclaimed Water:  What’s in it, Where does it go?     Reclaimed Water:  Constituents of Concern     Reclaimed Water:  Frequently Asked Questions     Soft and Squishy Lawns      Water Restriction… Read More

Fact Sheets: Insects | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

Insects     A Gallery of Florida Insects     Asian Citrus Psyllid    Bagworms on Palms     Banana Moth     Bark Psocid – coming soon     Black Thread Scale     Braconid Wasps     Brown Recluse Spider (pdf) – coming soon     Cactus Moth – coming soon     Chili… Read More

Fact Sheets: Hurricanes & Landscapes | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

Hurricanes     Caring for Hurricane-Damaged Home Landscape Plants     Norfolk Island Hurricane Recovery     Salvaging Hurricane-Damaged Tropical Fruit Trees – coming soon     Wind and Trees: Survey of Tree Damages in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricanes Erin and Opal

Selling Honey Under Florida’s Cottage Food Law

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What is the buzz around Florida’s Cottage Food law? Are you a Florida beekeeper and interested in selling your honey under cottage food law, but uncertain of the rules and regulations? Beekeepers are permitted to sell raw honey… Read More