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Fertilizing in the Summer

July 6, 2015

Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits applying such products ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, Water
Tags: Extension, Fertilizer, Horticulture, IFAS, Lawn, Pgm_HortComm, Pgm_HortRes, Pollution, Runoff, Sarasota, UF, Water Quality

New on Featured Creatures! The sting nematode

March 27, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The common name sting nematode is generally applied to nematodes in the genus Belonolaimus, particularly Belonolaimus longicaudatus ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Featured Creatures, Nematodes, Pest Alert

Palmetto Weevils

March 2, 2015

Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Once considered a minor pest of palms, the palmetto weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) has in recent years become a serious problem on Canary Island Date palms (Phoenix canariensis) and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Gardens, Horticulture, Landscaping, Palmetto, Pesticides, Pests, Pgm_HortComm, Pgm_HortRes, UF, Weevil

Free Organic farm practices Workshop in Homestead: 01/05/15

December 30, 2014

NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is offering a series of workshops about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. Three workshops are slated ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clase, Farm, Florida, Free, Grower, Homestead, Miami, Organic, Organico

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