Everyone is talking about butt rott -- Ganoderma butt rott that is! Lately I've had more phone calls than ever from homeowners seeking to identify the strange fungus growing out of their palm trees and wondering what to do next.
All palm ... READ MORE
Collier County Extension is hosting a beekeeping workshop! Workshop presenters include master beekeeper and 4-H agent Trisha Aldridge, food systems agent Jessica Ryals, and commercial horticulture agent Hamutahl Cohen! Together these agents ... READ MORE
As an extension agent in SW Florida, I frequently receive inquiries about spiders in the lanai. The covered outdoor porches here are both ubiquitous and a favored environment for several spider species. There are ~58 spider species in Florida ... READ MORE
“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE
If you have queen or king sago plants then you have or will have to deal with the Asian sago scale which arrived in south Florida in 1999 or thereabouts. Please info here: click on
and our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbWxh-UKYrw ... READ MORE
This year, I've had more calls about roaming "worms" before rainy season than ever before (usually they move inside a few weeks after rainy season stops).
"What are all these crunchy worms on our lanai and side walls and in the living room? ... READ MORE
FACT SHEETS | Lawn & Landscape
Annuals of Fla (pdf - also Bedding Plants)
Bedding Plants (pdf - see also Annuals)
Boron Deficiency (pdf)
Brazilian Cherry or Grumichama (pdf)
Brown Patch in St Augustine ... READ MORE
Geiger tree (Cordia sebastena)
Top Left to right: Adult beetle; larval skeletonizing damage and; slimy, gross larvae and feeding damage.
Egg cluster of the beetle (all photos by Doug Caldwell).
Geiger ... READ MORE
Pines had needles looking like they were frozen in the direction the wind hit them. This is hard to see as picture quality degrades in this BLOG format.
Pines Beetles Inhabit Dying Slash Pines, but are not Primary Cause
Since Hurricane Irma ... READ MORE
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number ... READ MORE