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How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?


August 27, 2020

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who's in charge? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Licensing, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Licenses
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What is Ailing My St. Augustine Grass?


August 24, 2020

What's Wrong with my St. Augustine Grass? The Yellow Yard- About the time September rolls around, while the rainy season seems like it just will not end, some lawns may exhibit some yellowing. Grass seems healthy except for the tips turning ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brown Patch, Lawn Circles, Lawn Health, Lawn Mower Height, Lawn Watering, Mower Scalping, Proper Fertilization, Proper Lawn Irrigation, Proper Lawn Mowing, Right Cut For St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustinegrass Issues, Take-all Root Rot, Yellowing Grass
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Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing


August 17, 2020

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, DDIS, Diagnostics, Digital Diagnotics, Distance Diagnostic And Identification System, Insects, Pest ID, Photography, Photos, Plant Pathogens

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”


July 24, 2020

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is "Fertilize Appropriately". As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it's difficult to know what that means during fertilizer "black-out" periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Periods, Fertilizer Rules, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Ordinances, Palm Care, Palm Fertilizing, Slow Release Fertilizers

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds


July 22, 2020

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chemical Control, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Glyphosate, Herbicides, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Khamare, Landscape, MREC, Nursery, Roundup, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare
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Summer Gardening – Tips for Beating the Heat


July 22, 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Whew! It was a hot July, and the start of August looks like it will be about the same. I am not long in the garden during the height of summer; I just cannot take the heat and humidity ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist Program, Master, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Blog, Master Gardeners, Master Gardeners Blog
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The important role of nitrogen in Florida soils


June 15, 2020

A new UF/IFAS Extension document from Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWS) researchers highlights the important role of nitrogen (N) in Florida soils. The element is necessary for healthy plants. However, properly managing soil N levels ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clayton Nevins, Nitrogen, Patrick Inglett, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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