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Fact Sheet: 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  

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

Mushrooms and fungus

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… Read More

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

pulling out weeds from the grass

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… Read More

Q and A: I read your comments about Gaillardia in the January and February issue of Florida Gardening magazine. Are you talking about buying the actual plants and planting them or do you mean starting them from seeds? I have had a good bit of luck harvesting the seeds from dead or spent heads in the summer, refrigerating them and then sowing them in the winter for a spring and summer bloom.

Blanket Sunflower

From Mark, by email Answer: Gaillardia pluchella, simply known as gaillardia, is a very cold tolerant native plant. As such, it can be started from seeds, or planted as young seedlings in winter without concern… Read More

Q and A: I have heard that there are 12 Florida native palms, but only two that are endemic to Florida. What are the names of these two palms?

Scrub Palm

From T. Bates, by email Answer Although there are 12 palms native to Florida, only two have  been determined to be endemic to Florida. A plant native to Florida may also be native to other… Read More

Fact Sheets: Horticulture and Gardening Publications | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

Gardening Publications A-Z Administration     Annual Report 2011-12 Annuals     Annual-Flowers-Bedding Plants     Gardening with Annuals in Florida Ants    Ants    Carpenter Ants – coming soon    Crazy Ants    Imported Fire Ants on Lawns and Turf     Aquatic Plants     Aquatic Plants –… Read More