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Category: Pests & Disease

Rose Pruning Workshop Saturday February 8th 2020

Rose Pruning Workshop Saturday February 8th, 2020. UF / IFAS Extension Washington County Where: Washington County Agriculture Center 1424 Jackson Ave, Chipley FL 32428 When: Saturday February 8th 10:00am-12:00pm Cost: $5.00. Topics: Learn how to use dormant sprays,… Read More

Right Of Way, Core, Aquatic Pesticide and Private Applicator Training Classes November 25 and 26 2019

Core Training & Exam November 25, 2019 7:45 am – 11:00 am Cost $10.00 3 Ceus in either chapter 482 or 487 CORE Right of Way Training & Exam November 25th 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cost $10.00… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape and garden plots…. Read More

Exotic invasive plants in Florida

Vines 8-1-2019 feat

August 1, 2019 Exotic invasive plants in Florida are a hot topic, especially as they flourish during the heat of summer. Most arrived here, usually in the last century as part of the international ornamental horticulture trade, from… Read More

Aphids are the vampires of the plant world

Aphids Les Harrison feat

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

Those mysterious craters in the yard

Mystery holes WN 4-18-19 feat

Spring has sprung in Wakulla County, and the fact is reflected in the activity of the local flora and fauna. As expected, plants are sprouting leaves and blooming, and insect activity is accelerating. Curiously, other cryptic manifestations indicate… Read More

Septic Program, “After the flush”

News Release - Septic Program 3-30-19 feat

March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla Office is holding a septic system program Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. “After the flush: Septic systems demystified” will cover a variety of locally important areas… Read More

Wild plums are blooming; sparkleberry will soon

Being refined can be a desirable quality.  It reflects a process in which the best possible features have been distilled and are on display. With this refining process there are traits which are curbed, and sometimes lost forever. … 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