Category: Agriculture

Hurricanes and Trees, Yikes

Did Hurricane Irma leave you with fallen trees, broken branches, or uprooted trees? The University of Florida /Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) created the Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program after the devastation of the 2004 and… Read More

There is a Fungus Among Us, Bot Rot in Manatee County

Are you finding dead shrubs in your hedge? Botryosphaeria, bot rot, has hit Manatee County.  Bot rot is a disease whose symptoms includes yellow, spotted and blighted leaves, dried leaves, defoliation, cankers, tip dieback, branch dieback, and often… Read More

Attention, Attention, Attention – Read all about it – Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is changing!

Posted by Martha Glenn, Ornamental Horticulture Agent In 1992 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented Agricultural Worker Protection Standards (WPS).  These federal regulations are designed to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers (people… Read More