Witch’s Broom Gall is a term applied to growth distortion of woody stems. When something causes the growing tip to die the buds below may produce a tight cluster of shortened stems. This dense cluster of twigs growing from a central source ... READ MORE
Have you ever seen those winding patterns on your citrus leaves or tomato leaves? Or have you seen a blotch pattern on the leaf? Both are signs of leafminer damage, first being the serpentine leafminer and second is the blotch leafminer.
Tiny ... READ MORE
On August 28, the FDACS conditionally approved the registration of Dupont’s insecticide chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn®) to control chinch bug, white grubs, and lepidopteran pests on turf grass, ornamentals, landscapes (interior/exterior), ... READ MORE
Location: Pinellas County Extension and Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo
When: Each Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Mary Campbell, Pinellas County Extension Director and Urban Sustainability Agent
Fall is a wonderful time ... READ MORE
Manufacturers of the insecticide carbaryl (Sevin®) have voluntarily requested amendment
of the registrations of that pesticide such that it would terminate uses in pets (except collars), pet premises, and all indoor applications. It would ... READ MORE
CEUs offered. For information about the upcoming (Oct 14th) Caladium and Landscape field day at the UF/IFAS Balm Research and Education Center please visit: http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/blog_commercial_connection/Caladium_Field_Day_MG.pdf READ MORE
By Pam Brown, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent
It is starting to get cooler and here in Florida that means that we can plant a wider range of annual flowers for color in the landscape. Some people say that fall and winter in central and ... READ MORE
Have you ever seen a palm with a trunk that tapers to a point like a pencil?
This may indicate one of the following problems: 1) a Potassium (K) deficiency, 2) overpruning or 3) Nitrogen (N) deficiency.
Potassium ... READ MORE
What happening to this Hibiscus? According to the University of Florida, an ample supply of micronutrients is essential for proper growth of hibiscus. Iron and manganese are often limiting on alkaline soils. Manganese sulfate at a rate of one ... READ MORE
Pam Brown, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent
Did you miss attending our Vegetable Gardening Class on August 9th? Or, are you looking for information on veggie gardening in Pinellas County? You can now view the video version on your computer ... READ MORE