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Category: Pests & Disease

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds

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What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be… Read More

Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing

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What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person… Read More

Questions From The Plant Clinic: Mealybugs

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Master Gardener Volunteer Diane Forrest discovered that battling mealybugs can be a difficult task here in Florida. Read all about what she learned while putting into practice University of Florida suggestions for controlling these garden pests!

Questions from the Plant Clinic: Bufo Toads

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This week in the Plant Clinic, Master Gardener Dianne Anstine answers a question about Bufo Toads. You can read more articles by Dianne [here]. Are Deadly Bufo Toads Found in Seminole County? It’s that time of the year,… Read More

Brilliance in Beekeeping

The first Wednesday of every month, the Seminole County Beekeepers Association meets at the UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Auditorium. The group shares lessons, stories, techniques, successes, struggles, and immense passion for keeping bees.  Dennis Langlois, the Association founder… Read More

Palm Reading- Identifying and preventing the spread of the first confirmed case of lethal TPPD in Seminole County

Scouting Palm Issues Palms trees are the icons of the Florida landscape. With eleven beautiful palms native to Florida’s subtropical climate, it is easy to see why people brought many palms from around the world here to thrive…. Read More