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Provide for Wildlife- The Malachite Butterfly


June 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Butterflies, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Insects, Landscapes, Lepidoptera, Malachite, Nature Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Area, Urban Environments

What’s on My Mango Tree?


June 23, 2022

The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County. Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Integrated Pest Management, Jessica Ryals, Mango, Pests, Scale, Tropical Fruit

Is a Pesticide License All I Need?


June 23, 2022

We have discussed before that pesticides are a hazard and when combined with exposure can equal risk. Certain pesticides have more risk and require licensing/certification before use. Getting this “pesticide license” usually requires a test ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Dicamba, Fumigants, Label Mandated Training, Paraquat, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License

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