Category: Pests & Disease

Aphids are the vampires of the plant world

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July 18, 2019 Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristic have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In recent years zombies have… Read More

Thrush, Horse Hooves Need Extra Care

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Thrush, The Bacterial Infection The plentiful rain fall in recent months has a number of benefits. Among these is ample moisture for forage production in pastures and paddocks. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing (rainwater) can be… Read More

Scale insects are common on ornamental plants

Scale Insects Photo by Les Harrison

White flecks of a different kind White flecks in the landscape tend to attract attention, especially in January. This irregular pattern is not a common site in Wakulla County’s earth toned countryside and manicured home sites. Most recall… Read More

2018 Master Gardener Graduation Celebration

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5 Master Gardener Program Candidates On Thursday evening, December 6th, we celebrated graduation for 5 Master Gardener Program candidates.  Our students completed a rigorous 50-hour course and each student logged in at least 75 hours of service in… Read More

Storm Wreckage On Farm

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By Les Harrison Hurricane Michael Altered Lives Hurricane Michael will always be recalled as a milestone in the lives of many panhandle Florida residents. The course of people’s lives has been altered irrevocably. Depending on the location within… Read More

Essential Mosquito Control Tips

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Essential Mosquito Control Tips for Homeowners Click on picture below to view official flyer on Tips    

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

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USDA United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Electronic News Service Bulletin Click on the Farm Service Agency Bulletin Link (pict.) below to view in official web page

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

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Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the foliage changes as… Read More

FREE Copy of the “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” Magazine

20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers

Create Your Own Wildflower Oasis For The Pollinators     UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office invites you to pick up a FREE copy, (2 per household) of the beautiful full color  “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” magazine produced by Florida Wildflower Foundation. 22… Read More