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Category: Agriculture

Gulf States Horticulture Expo 2022

Here in Northwest Florida, finding horticultural supplies and plant material that is available locally is a challenge. Due to our location, looking to the neighboring states is very practical. The Gulf States Horticultural Expo (GSHE) is a trade… Read More

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?

The South Florida “swale” or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing… Read More

Citrus nutrition and gibberellic acid field day planned December 14

LAKE ALFRED, FLA — Growers can learn more about recent citrus field trials on nutrition and gibberellic acid and their impact on tree health at a field day hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, Tuesday, December 14. The… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the all-too-troublesome allamanda

By Dianne Beaver Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member With large, bright-yellow flowers and vibrant-green leaves, Allamanda cathartica seems like the perfect plant to brighten up your patio or front garden area. It is a vigorous grower, virtually… Read More

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida’s wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and animals…. Read More

Research Update: Detection of Lotmaria passim, Crithidia mellificae and Replicative Forms of Deformed Wing Virus and Kashmir Bee Virus in the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)  

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on small hive beetles and their ability to transmit honey bee pathogens. Below is a summary of the research… Read More