Category: Pests & Disease

Highlands County Master Gardener class starting January 26th

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class begins. The classes are every Wednesday after opening day until the last Wednesday in March…. Read More

Lethal Viral Necrosis (associated with Sugarcane Mosaic Virus-SCMV) frequently asked questions

  Recently in Miami-Dade County, several samples were diagnosed positive for a new disease called lethal viral necrosis (associated with sugarcane mosaic virus, SCMV) on Saint Augustinegrass, cultivar ‘Floratam’. The following are the most frequent questions that the… Read More

Pilea Aphid (Myzus fataunae) discovered in Florida

DPI recently issued the first report of Myzus fataunae, the Pilea aphid, in the Western Hemisphere. Specimens were collected from an aluminum plant (Pilea cadeirei) in Florida. These aphids are native to Japan and Korea. They represent a threat to nursery… Read More

Thursday January 17th Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM – commercial) Training & Exams

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM – commercial) Training & Exams   Date: Thursday January 17, 2018 8:00 AM  Location:  Washington County Extension Office 1424 Jackson Ave Chipley FL. 32428 Registration:  Matthew Orwat, UF/IFAS Extension Washington County   850-638-6180 or mjorwat@ufl.edu Class… Read More

Common rust disease causes premature leaf drop of frangipani (plumeria) plants.

A rust (fungus) disease, Coleosporium plumeria, defoliates many varieties every year.                Top photo: The rust disease coats the underside of the leaf with orange pustules and causes leaves to turn yellow, then brown and rapidly defoliate in… Read More

Join the 36th annual Master Gardener training class in 2019

By Ralph E. Mitchell Are you a candidate for the Charlotte County Master Gardener Program? Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people?  Do you like searching for answers to gardening questions that you or others have?  If… Read More