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CEU Series: Landscape University!


December 15, 2020

How do you identify pest insects? What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to herbicides after they are applied? What is biological control? What are some best management practices for turf? This six-week webinar series ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bugs, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial, Commercial Horticulture, Education, Grass, Horticulture, Hwooten, Licensing, Limited, Palm, Palms, Pesticide, Pesticides, Pests, Plants

Out of the classroom experiences encouraged CALS student to pursue entomology and nematology degree


December 14, 2020

Noemi Soto never thought of pursuing a degree in entomology and nematology. In fact, she was once fearful of insects entirely. However, through an internship and class field trip, Soto was introduced to the world of insects, confirming her ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Alumni, CALS Student, Entomology And Nematology, Graduation Story, Insects, Internship, Mentorship, VP Promise

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?


December 13, 2020

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag Row, Applicator, Commercial, Exam Prep, General Standards, Online Class, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Pesticide Training, Pesticides, Private, Public

The Science Behind Maintenance Control


December 13, 2020

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Invasive plants are a constant problem in the environment. Whether they are blocking navigation and access, or damaging native plant communities, invasives have ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Natural Resources, UF-IFAS

Hats and Pesticides


December 11, 2020

To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Question. It is common to see pesticide technicians in hats, particularly logoed ballcaps. They are practical for keeping the sun off while providing visibility for the company logo. The more worn in a hat ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Chemicals, Hat, Launder, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide Safety, Pesticides, PPE, Protection, Safety

Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer


December 9, 2020

Description and origin Have you come across an 'earthworm' with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama jumper, crazy ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Have You Come Across An 'earthworm' With An Aggressive, Jumping Worms Constitute Several Non-native Amynthas Species Introduced Into The United States, Meet The Jumping Worm: The Invasive Game Changer, Wiggling Behavior That Left You Curious?
Florida-Friendly Landscape maintained by licensed landscape professionals. Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.

Hiring a Pesticide/Herbicide or Fertilizer Applicator: Choose Licensed


December 9, 2020

Why Choose Licensed? Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed. Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Licensing, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension
image - large lizard Peters's rock agama

Latest non-native lizard to expand in Florida, UF/IFAS scientists warn


December 8, 2020

Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Croc Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Large Lizard, Lizards, Peters's Rock Agama, Steven Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

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