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Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1 – No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Applications

May 27, 2015

Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October. The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Blackout, Fertilizer, Grass Clippings, Lawn, Manatee County, Matkinson, Turf, Water Quality

#UFBugs – UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly in Miami-Dade

May 19, 2015

It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents: Rugose spiraling whitefly. GAINESVILLE, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #ufbugs, Avispa, Clases, Control Biologico, Educación, Education, Florida, Good Bugs, Homestead, Miami-Dade, Mosca Blanca, Predador, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension, UF/IFAS. UF-IFAS Extension, Wasp. Biological Agent, Whitefly

Native Flowers Overlooked for Cultivated Blooms

April 8, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The pastel palette of Spring is here at last. The warm air is abuzz with hummingbirds and bees discovering their new favorite flowers to visit. Some of the most attractive plants ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Azaleas, Bloom, Blooming, Environment, Extension Office, Flowers, General Information, Geraniums, Grow, Growing, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Ornamentals, Plant, The Wakulla News, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

New on Featured Creatures! An encyrtid parasitoid

March 28, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Anagyrus pseudococci (Fig. 1) is a well-known encyrtid parasitoid capable of developing on a variety of mealybug species ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Mealybugs, Pest Alert

UF/IFAS Lawn and Garden Fest slated for Saturday, March 14

March 5, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Just in time for spring’s arrival, Lawn and Garden Fest returns to the University of Florida campus on Saturday, March 14, to offer residents free advice and information to help them beautify their yards. It takes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Soil, University Of Florida

The Meaning in Landscapes

March 5, 2015

I was a princess in a castle. Not a ‘come save me, I’m so frail’ princess, but a princess that hunted with falcons, rode griffins and tamed dragons. I had a castle, a fortress, surrounded by an impenetrable forest. My castle was guarded ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Ecosystem, Extension, Gardens, Home Landscape, Imagination, Nature, UF-IFAS, Urban Environment, Wildlife

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