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Still Time Left for Treats

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November 4, 2021

This is the last weekend of our fall special CEU sale. Get your CEU's while you still Can. There is Still Time Left for Treats, even if your Halloween candy is all gone. We have just renewed several of our courses and can happily announce the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU Sale, Pesticide Information Office
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Protecting pollinators around the backyard

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November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife

Monitor for Large/Brown Patch in Turf


October 30, 2021

Diseases are problematic when all three conditions are satisfied: Disease present Susceptible plant Favorable environment Large Patch, also known as Brown Patch, is a disease of warm season turfgrasses that rears its ugly head ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, Brown Patch, Cflandscapes, Disease, Hwooten, Landscape, Large Patch, Pathogen, Pest, Pest Management, Turf, Turf Diagnostics, Turf Disease, Turf Issue

No Tricks Just Treats This Halloween

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October 28, 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. We promise No Tricks Just Treats This ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Canvas, Certification, CEU, Continuing Education Units, License Renewal, Pesticide Information Office, Sale

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!


October 19, 2021

By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County Don’t wait, get your copy of this great ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Morgan Pinkerton, Sandra Wilson, UF/IFAS Assessment
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Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida
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We need to hear from YOU!

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October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #floridafriendly, #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Pesticide Exposure: What Activities Can Lead to Exposure?

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October 7, 2021

In part one of this series, we discussed risk. To have risk, hazard AND exposure must both be present. Remember Risk = Hazard + Exposure. Then we discussed acute, sub-chronic and chronic exposure, and what those mean. Now it is time to dig beyond ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Activities Of Exposure, Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

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