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Backyard Bugs: Identifying Insects in the Landscape


July 15, 2024

There are more than 12,500 species of insects...in Florida, alone! For the average person, it can be difficult to distinguish between common, garden-variety ladybugs. And, it can be just as difficult to understand the difference between a "good" ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bug, Garden, Insects, Landscape, Pests, Pgm_Chemicals, Plants, StarterKit

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–7/31/24


July 10, 2024

The limited pesticide applicator licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicator licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, FDACS, Hwooten, Insect, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Land, Landscape, Lawn, LCLM, Limited, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, LLO, PCO, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator
Florida First Detector First Fridays

July 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


July 8, 2024

Recap of July 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In July, we talked about invasive pests of pine. Florida has about 17 million acres of forestland with a significant portion covered in pine. The state also has a significant pine ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Pines
Florida First Detector First Fridays

First Fridays with Florida First Detector, Coming again Sept 2024-2025!


June 26, 2024

What is Florida First Detector? Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. We offer in-person and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Biosecurity, FFD24-25, Florida First Detector, Invasive Species, Plant Protection, SeminoleCountyAg
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Discover Florida: Flip My Yard Season 3 – A Must-Watch for Creating Sustainable Florida-Friendly Landscapes!


June 24, 2024

Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Whether you’ve recently moved to Florida or have lived here for years, you’ve likely faced gardening challenges. To help, local governments, regulatory agencies, landscaping professionals ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Native Plant, Pgm_HortRes, Sarasota County, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Wildlife
Florida First Detector First Fridays

June 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


June 10, 2024

Recap of June 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In June, we dove into the basics of nematodes. Nematodes are all around the word, many are free living and some are parasitic on plants and animals. On plants, their damage can look ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Nematodes, Roundworms

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