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New Fertilizer Ordinance for Monroe County

Fertilizer spreader

Monroe County Board of County Commissioners recently passed a fertilizer ordinance with the intent of limiting nutrient applications to turf and landscape plants. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, have the potential to contribute to… Read More

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards

beneficial insects

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than… Read More

New Snail Pest in Miami-Dade County

Horntail snail

The Horntail Snail, Macrochlamys indica, was detected in Miami-Dade County in August 2020 and sent to the University of Florida for identification. This identification was confirmed by USDA and Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS), Division… Read More

Everglades Tomato-A Summer Tomato for the Keys

Heirloom tomato variations

Also known locally as wild tomato or currant tomato, the Everglades tomato is a wonder for gardeners in the Florida Keys. The tomato blooms and fruits all year long, is tolerant of our alkaline soil,… Read More