Tag: IFAS

Just hanging around

If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark…. Read More

USDA workshops: Hurricane Irma recovery

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be hosting disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in Florida over the next few weeks. Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency will present information about the… Read More

Fertilizing in the Summer

man spreads fertilizer on lawn

Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits applying such products to turf grass and landscape plants from… Read More

Manage Yard Pests Responsibly

  Often, the insects you see in the yard are not harmful and may even be beneficial. To manage possible pests; the first rule is identification. Then determine what level of damage is acceptable to you. If that… Read More

Pine Chlorosis: The Yellowing of Pine Trees

Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist We’ve been receiving numerous inquiries here at the Extension office regarding the yellowing (chlorosis) and subsequent deaths of native Florida slash pines, most notably in and around urban landscapes.   The blame often… Read More