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Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing


September 12, 2022

One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients. To ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF IFAS Extension

Royal Poinciana – Beautiful, but Poor Compartmentalizers.

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September 8, 2022

A picture is often worth a thousand words. As an ISA certified certified arborist, when I saw this huge Royal Poinciana collapsed on a sunny day, with no wind, rain, or other adverse weather conditions, I just had to stop and find out what ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Compartmentalization, Delonix Regia, Ed Gilman, Newsletter, Newsletter Highlight, Newsletter2, Royal Poinciana, Tree Care, Tree Failure, Tree Pruning
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September First Friday with Florida First Detector


September 8, 2022

Recap of September First Friday with Florida First Detector On September 2, 2022, we dove into an overview of invasive species Florida. An invasive species is a non-native species that causes economic or environmental harm or harm to humans. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

AI-enhanced system detects bruised strawberries before they get to the grocery store

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September 8, 2022

If you’re perusing the produce section, you generally seek fresh, pleasant-looking fruit – the kind most consumers want to buy. Usually, that means you see few, if any, blemishes. Fruit bruising has many causes: compression, impact or ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Bruises, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Daniel Lee, Detection, Fresh, Grocery Store, Harvesting, Maturity, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Produce, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Xue Zhou, Yiannis Ampatzidis
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Sweet Celebration: National Honeybee Day

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September 7, 2022

National Honeybee Day 2022 Written by Hailey Peirce for Nickie Munroe August 20th, 2022, is National Honeybee Day.  Today we are focusing on all things honey.  We all know the delicious sweetness that honey brings to our taste buds.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Health Benefits Of Honey, Healthy Honey, Honey, Honey Popcorn Balls Recipe, Honey Recipes, Honey-mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
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Florida-Friendly Landscape Management for Honeybee Conservation

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September 7, 2022

We are increasingly aware of the plight of honeybees in our environment. Individual homeowners can aid honeybees and other pollinators by adjusting a few landscaping practices. Plant selection, insect pest management, and general mindfulness ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Attracting Pollinators, Bees, Honeybee Conservation, Honeybees, National Honeybee Day, Pollinators, Protecting Honeybees

Blackout Compliant Fertilizers and Amendments


September 1, 2022

The Orange County fertilizer ordinance (and most other counties in Florida) prohibits application of nitrogen and phosphorus because they contribute to degradation of our precious water bodies in Central Florida. In Orange County, 104 of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blackout, Building, County, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Ordinance, Soil, Water

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