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Category: Pests & Disease

Much Ado About Weeds

Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds.  What can we do about them? Water Starve Them! We went through a very… Read More

Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!

As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course… Read More

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who’s in charge? The Florida Department of… Read More

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is “Fertilize Appropriately”.  As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it’s difficult to know what that means during fertilizer “black-out” periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we are… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah’s Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no… Read More

Biological Pest Control – IPM cutting edge solutions

Happy Ladybugs

A Lunch and Learn series presented by: UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted.  One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using… Read More

Small Hand-Held Sprayers: An Easy and Inexpensive Tool to Combat Lawn and Garden Pests

Small hand-held sprayers: an easy and inexpensive tool to combat lawn and garden pests. Small hand-held pump sprayers are a relatively inexpensive and easy way to control pests and weeds around the home and in… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More