Wilt Disease Hits Laurel Trees Including Avocados

A tree showing the first signs of laurel wilt (yellowing leaves).

“What is happening to these trees?” The plant diagnostic clinic at UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County frequently receives calls from residents concerned about dying trees along the roadsides.  Trees in the Laurel family, including redbay, swamp bay, sassafras, and… Read More

Intriguing Termite Facts

Termites on a piece of wood.

First of all, the termite history . . .   Termites are over 100 million years.  Termites are an adaptive animal to exists after 100 million years. They eat the plant’s fiber, found in dead and decaying wood. This makes them “recyclers… Read More

Planning for People and Pisces: Florida Sea Grant supports regional Artificial Reef Workshops

The next Southwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Register Today! Artificial reefs contribute significantly to local economies, providing recreational opportunities for anglers and divers, and generating at least $3.1 billion of economic… Read More