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Category: Pests & Disease

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household’s total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical… Read More

THE SABAL PALM – Our Tree of Life

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR LIVING Our native sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is a treasure.  It has been used by the Native Americans for centuries to provide food, shelter and other useful items.  It is… Read More

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

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension… 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

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

Let’s Celebrate Water Reuse Week!

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Were you aware that May 17-23 is Water Reuse Week in South Florida? To promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water, the South… 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