Category: Pests & Disease

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Residents Prepare for Fall Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden with lots of fall veggies, flowering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute… Read More

September Gardens 9-13-2018

By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences… Read More

Autumn Here 9-13-2018

By Les Harrison Tale Of The Ant And The Grasshopper Aesop, the Greek fabulist, told the moralistic tale of the ant and the grasshopper more than 2500 years ago. The ant was wisely industrious and prepared for the… Read More

CEUs and Certification: Green Industries Best Management Practices

Why do landscape professionals and the property owners they serve need to know more about the Green Industries Best Management Practices? Concerns about excessive nutrients and Florida’s water quality have led to increased focus on the use of… Read More

“Roundup®” License- Is it For You?

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike should be aware that the State of Florida requires a license in order to apply any pesticide (including herbicides such as Roundup®) as part of a landscape business. The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance… Read More

Weed Identification and Control Strategies for Professionals

October 2, 2018 9 am – noon $15 This hands-on workshop will cover identification, herbicide technology, weed classification, and how to create the most effective, yet conservation and budget-minded herbicide program for both ornamental beds and turf. CEUS… Read More

Advanced Irrigation for Professionals: Designing Based on System Components

September 18, 2018, 9 am – 3 pm, $35 Seating is LIMITED to 30! Lunch included, CEUs have been applied for This advanced course is designed for individuals who have completed the irrigation basics workshop or have a… Read More