A healthy lawn serves many purposes such as prevents soil erosion, filters pollution, beautifies the landscape and increases home value. Proper turfgrass selection is one of the most important factors in developing and maintaining a healthy ... READ MORE
The use of modern pesticides didn’t ramp up until the late 1940’s. This era provided a seemingly unending stream of new products that became increasingly more effective, selective, and consistent. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long until products ... READ MORE
Recent damage due to Metsulfuron-Methyl containing herbicides has shown up in Volusia County on our stately oaks. This time, a mature, well-loved Laurel Oak. The damage occurs when the herbicide is applied to St. Augustine grass from a commercial ... READ MORE
As an Extension Educator with the UF/IFAS Extension, clients told me many times that the applied pesticides do not work against the targeted pest anymore. In most cases the pesticide applicators blame pesticide failures on the manufacturer. ... READ MORE
Water, water, everywhere
We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the freshwater springs and lakes seem abundant. They are, but the ... READ MORE
If you missed last week’s blog this is a reminder to take advantage of our Spring CEU Special. We just renewed courses and for the first time in a few years added a brand new course: PIO CORE 1 How To Read a Label.
This new course will ... READ MORE
Spring CEU Special
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? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Spring ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021.
Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest ... READ MORE
The first and best method of weed control begins with correct lawn management. This requires knowing the lawn grass you have, mowing it at the correct height, watering it on an as needed basis and fertilizing it correctly. Each lawn grass ... READ MORE