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Category: Pests & Disease

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them?  In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them?  Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, so avoiding these… Read More

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… 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… 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… Read More

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… 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,… Read More