Hurricane season starts June 1st, now is the time to prepare your landscape to weather the upcoming hurricane season. Now is the time to examine the trees surrounding your home. Look at the whole tree from the crown… Read More
Cotton Seed Bug, Oxycarenus hyalinipennis April 2010, Oxycarenus hyalinipennis (cotton seed bug), a major pest of cotton, has been detected for the first time in the United States on Stock Island. As the name suggests, this is a… Read More
University of Florida/IFAS/Monroe County Extension Services Composting Classes – Rot On! Key West – The Pines Park, South Roosevelt Blvd. (next to East Martello Museum) ♦ Saturday, April 24, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. ♦ Wednesday, April 28, 11:00… Read More
The Mealybug destroyer lady beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, is considered to be beneficial insect because they feed on insect pests, such as mealybugs and scale. In this brief video the larva is feeding on scale eggs. So, identify any… Read More
http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/map/ If you live outside of Monroe County (Florida Keys), but in the state of Florida your County Extension office contact information can be found at this web link.
May 2011: The link to the monthly gardening calendar has been updated in this post from 2010. The University of Florida provides an online monthly gardening calendar for each region of the state. It includes recommended actions plus… Read More
March is the time to be on the lookout for Flower Beetles, Euphoria sepulcralis, on your tomato plants and mango and avocado trees. Go to the Flower Beetle fact sheet for information about this insect at: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN750. It… Read More
Lawn & Garden – UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions for Your Life The place to start in answering your Florida Lawn and Garden advice.
The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping Book is online: UF/IFAS Extension: Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program – Publications
Who would suspect that those funny little brown clumps of leaves and twigs we see around the exteriors of our homes are actually moths? The bagworm Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis belongs to the Order Lepidoptera although the females never develop… Read More