The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute, which will expand the scope of the existing Food Systems Institute to achieve global preeminence in all three components of the land-grant mission.
Created ... READ MORE
Tips from the Help Desk...
by David Austin
Residential Horticulture Agent and
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Friend or Foe?
Many Gardeners might believe them to be the enemy. They wait on their paper nest creations ... READ MORE
Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield.
“The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: ... READ MORE
Florida has a booming entomological clade and insects are inevitable nearly everywhere you turn. From protecting our homes, offices, fields and crops, pesticides are often our only line of defense against the damage these pests bring. But did ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE
Stumped is not something we often admit to being. As a new horticulture agent, I am still delighted when I get a chance to learn something.
Recently, myself and others in my area, began to notice a fuzzy white growth on Ruellia simplex, a ubiquitous ... READ MORE
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
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? Well Summer’s Not Over we have Hot CEU Deals. The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. ... READ MORE
The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE