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
Category: Pests & Disease
If you cut lawns and maintain ornamentals around houses and wish to apply pesticides, including Round-up, on the job, then this six-hour class is a requirement before obtaining the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance license (erroneously called the Roundup… Read More
Fact Sheets: Ants | Crazy Ants | Carpenter Ants | imported Fire Ants on Lawns and Turf | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown
Ants Ants Carpenter Ants – coming soon Crazy Ants Imported Fire Ants on Lawns and Turf
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 – Planting Depths for… Read More
Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help. The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts in urban farming… Read More
Tags: Agriculture, backyard chickens, bees, cottage food, Family and Consumer Sciences, food business, Food safety, gardening, Jennifer Hagen, Lee County, micro business, permaculture, poultry, regulations, Roy Beckford, urban agriculture
Q and A: I have heard that there is a type of mosquito that is an indicator for poor water quality. What are these mosquitoes called and do they exist in this area?
from C.R., Bonita Springs Answer: Blind mosquitoes, also known as aquatic midges, are mosquito-like insects often associated with poor water quality. Blind mosquito is a common name that may refer to various species of midges. One thing to… Read More
Q and A: I have a black bear that is foraging near my remote home and would like to know if there is anything I can do to prevent it from traveling onto I-75 which runs behind my property?
from M.B., Naples Answer: The Florida Black Bear has long been of interest to people. This subspecies of the more northern-ranging black bear (Ursus americanus) is only found in our state. Most people are familiar with bears (i.e…. Read More
Q and A: With the evening rains have come the thousands of ants. What can I do to rid these pests from my home?
from N.H., in Fort Myers Answer: There are several species of ants found in or around houses in Florida. In general, the most common ants can be grouped as house infesting, yard infesting, and carpenter ants. The most… Read More
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Join Steven Brown as he uncovers what is behind the sickly Washington Palms.
Ganoderma Butt Rot is a Frequently Occurring Fungal Disease of Florida Palms. The Fungus Produces Several Large Fruiting Bodies, Known as Conks, at the Very Bottom of the Trunks. All photos taken by Stephen H. Brown