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Let’s go on a TreeQuest!


December 17, 2020

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County's UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County's urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arbor Day, Community, Pgm_HortComm, Tree Quest, TreeQuest, Trees, Urban Forestry
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Communicating about invasive plants: It’s complicated!


December 17, 2020

How do you communicate to others about invasive plants? How do you tell someone that their prized golden pothos, climbing up their massive Chinese tallow tree are likely spreading into natural areas? Or that their sea of coral ardisia and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Education, Florida-invasive-plant-education-initiative, Hot Topic, Invasive Plants, Lara Colley, Natural Resources

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)


December 16, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Chris Marble, Edis Update, Florida Betony, Stachys Floridana, Thomas Smith, Weed Control, Weed Science, Weeds

Can I touch a Wooly Bear Caterpillar?


December 15, 2020

Woolly Bear Caterpillar For the last two weeks while teaching youth about the game of disc golf, we came across big black fuzzy looking caterpillar approximately 3" long. Of course, the kids wanted to know what it was and could they touch it? ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #beneficialinsects, #northfloridagardening, #ufbugs, Gardening, Pollinators, Wildlifegardening

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?


December 13, 2020

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag Row, Applicator, Commercial, Exam Prep, General Standards, Online Class, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Pesticide Training, Pesticides, Private, Public
cold protection options for plants

Cold Protection for Landscape Plants — After the Event


December 11, 2020

Many of us know what to do to protect our landscape plants before a cold event by the instructions you get from the Certified Meteorologists at your local television station. Usually we will water the plants well, both in-ground plants and containerized ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Cold Protection, Exploration Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Plants
poinsettias with mums

Holiday Plant Care – Should you Keep Them or Toss Them?


December 11, 2020

It is that time of year when we see many holiday plants that may be brought into homes and may ultimately end up in our landscapes. Sometimes it is confusing to decide what to do with them so I hope to offer you tips that may make your decision ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Plants
composting worms

Vermicomposting (Using Worms for Composting)


December 10, 2020

Vermicomposting = worm composting Do you live in a small space and want to have a neat little efficient compost bin to recycle your kitchen scraps? Vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is becoming increasingly popular with the urban ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Earthworm, Florida Friendly, Food Scraps, Horticulture, Ocextension, Organic Fertilizer, Recycle Yard Waste, Soil Amendment, Tsilvasy, Video, Worm, Worm Composting, Zero Waste
Florida-Friendly Landscape maintained by licensed landscape professionals. Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.

Hiring a Pesticide/Herbicide or Fertilizer Applicator: Choose Licensed


December 9, 2020

Why Choose Licensed? Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed. Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Licensing, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension

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