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New on Featured Creatures! An encyrtid parasitoid

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March 28, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Anagyrus pseudococci (Fig. 1) is a well-known encyrtid parasitoid capable of developing on a variety of mealybug species ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Mealybugs, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! The sting nematode

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March 27, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The common name sting nematode is generally applied to nematodes in the genus Belonolaimus, particularly Belonolaimus longicaudatus ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Featured Creatures, Nematodes, Pest Alert

Pollen and Allergy Season: The Price We Pay for Living in a Lush Landscape


March 24, 2015

It’s that time of year again, that time when your car changes color like a chameleon in order to mimic the surrounding landscape. Anything that stands still long enough will become coated with a light green to yellow dust. What is this dust ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Allergies, Dust, General Gardening, Native Plants, Panhandle Gardening, Pollen, Pollinators, Reproduction, Spring 2015, Trees

Miami-Dade County Commercial Horticulture Industry

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March 3, 2015

Join us to learn about the Commercial Horticulture industry (plant nurseries) thanks to this educational video created by the UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County Commercial Ornamental Extension agent. Thanks to the great weather in South Florida, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Agricultura Miami, Campoverde, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Nursery, Environmental Industry, Extension, Extension Agent, Extensionista, Florida, Gators In Ag, Gators In Agriculture, Gators In SOuth Florida, Horticultura Miami, Miami, Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade Agriculture, Miami-Dade County Economy, Nurseries, Nursery, Ornamental, Ornamental Plant, Ornamentals, Plant Industry, Retail, South Florida Ag, South Florida Agriculture, UF, UF Gator Women, Video, Vivero, Wholesale Nursery

Palmetto Weevils

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March 2, 2015

Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Once considered a minor pest of palms, the palmetto weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) has in recent years become a serious problem on Canary Island Date palms (Phoenix canariensis) and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Gardens, Horticulture, Landscaping, Palmetto, Pesticides, Pests, Pgm_HortComm, Pgm_HortRes, UF, Weevil

Manage Yard Pests Responsibly

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March 2, 2015

  Often, the insects you see in the yard are not harmful and may even be beneficial. To manage possible pests; the first rule is identification. Then determine what level of damage is acceptable to you. If that threshold is passed, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Florida Friendly, Garden, IFAS, IPM, Lawn, Pests, UF, Yard

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