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The Grass Class Resource Pass


August 24, 2021

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking water in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Management, Fertilize, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Grass, Grass Types, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, Mow, Mowing, Pest Management, Pests, Resources, Turf, Turfgrass, Watering, Weed Management, Weeds

Drawdowns: A Brief Look at Rodman Reservoir


August 16, 2021

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Imagine a lakefront house on a pristine lake in Florida. Now, imagine that waterfront view obstructed by tussocks, aquatic plants, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: AMP, Aquatic Plant Management, Drawdown, Graduate Student, Rodman Reservoir, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP
Hydrilla underwater and hydrilla as an aquatic hitchhiker.

Aquatic Hitchhikers: What Are They and Why You Should Care


August 12, 2021

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Have you ever been waiting to launch at a boat ramp, ready for a day of fishing or leisure with friends and notice gobs of tangled mess ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Water
Tags: Aquatic Hitchhikers, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Boat, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP

IPM: The Struggle in Defining a Strategy


August 11, 2021

If you are in the world of pesticides, you have likely heard of “IPM” Integrated Pest Management and probably have some sense of what it is. If you were asked to fully define it though, could you? Would your definition be outdated? Would ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Bonnie Wells, Brett Bultemeier, Brevard County, Chemicals, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, PIO
Daniela Cardenas examines sugarcane orange rust spores under a microscope

UF graduate student named Chateaubriand Fellow to join expert team on biotrophic rust fungal pathogens to study sugarcane orange rust disease


August 4, 2021

FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- A plant pathology doctoral candidate who investigates disease-related effectors from a sugarcane fungal pathogen is a 2021-2022 Chateaubriand Fellow. Daniela Cárdenas, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniela Cardenas, Plant Pathology, Sugarcane Orange Rust

Take-all Root Rot, Whether You Like It Or Not!


August 3, 2021

If you have had issues with declining turf during the summer and early fall, it could be take-all! Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida summers and early fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Triangle, Garden, Hwooten, Landscape, Lawn, Pathogen, Root Rot, Take-all, Turf, Turf Dieback, Turf Issue, Turfgrass

Weedy Vines


August 3, 2021

While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping their way to the tops of your shrubs and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Florida Friendly, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscape Tasks, Prevent Weeds, Summer Landscaping, Vine Control, Vine Management, Vines, Weed Control, Weeds

Consider Getting Vaccinated Before the Holiday Season!


August 2, 2021

Think about the holidays this year and have these dates in mind for peace of mind! I think we all need laughter and hugs, a turkey overdose, and some quality family time together spent yelling at the football game on TV. Before that, maybe you ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, COVID, Covid-19, Employees, Employers, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscapers, Lanw Maintenance, Lawn, Lawn Maintenance Business, Lawnworkers, PCO, Pest Management, Pesticide Applicators, Planning, Professional, Vaccine

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale


July 29, 2021

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat the Heat Summer CEU sale ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Canvas, Certification, CEU, Continuing Education Credits, Continuing Education Units, License, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License, Sale

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