Hello Avid Readers!! Thank you for coming back for Pesticide Safety Awareness Month. We will have a series of blogs this month covering one of our favorite topics Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. The series begins today with an introduction ... READ MORE
Recommendations for your Florida apiary in February 2023:
This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management ... READ MORE
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond!
Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application.
That means ... READ MORE
Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE
It is a common question that I receive each year. Will freezing temperatures during the winter take care of the plant pests and pathogens in my garden this summer? Unfortunately, the answer is mostly ‘no’. Although some insects and microorganisms ... READ MORE
All pesticides marketed, sold, or used in the United States must be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We say this all the time, but how does that process work, where does funding come from and what is PRIA. ... READ MORE
Ancient ears of corn were about two inches long, with only a few tiny kernels and no cob. Domestication transformed them into modern corn, but how that happened is largely a mystery.
In a new study, researchers showed that plant hormones ... READ MORE
Florida’s most popular lawn is St. Augustinegrass – a favorite for producing a lush green to dense blue-green turf well-adapted to most soils and regions throughout the state.
But in South Florida, a silent killer known as Lethal ... READ MORE
Vultures as nature's scavengers.
Turkey vultures are commonly seen throughout the Florida Treasure Coast communities of Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. They are fairly easy to distinguish from black vultures. Turkey vultures ... READ MORE
Have you ever witnessed a pesticide application and wondered, should they be doing that? According to the law (FIFRA) pesticide misuse is, “the use of a pesticide in a way that violates laws regulating their use or endangers humans or the ... READ MORE