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Mosquitos as a Pesticide?


May 6, 2021

A pesticide is described as any substance that is used to kill, repel, or control a “pest”. Mosquitos are a pest that Floridians know very well. Around the world there are around 1,000,000 deaths each year from mosquito borne illness, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aedes Aegypti, Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Genetically Modified Mosquito, Mosquito, Oxitec, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office

From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues


May 3, 2021

Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In the chapter Bilbo ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, BMP, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden Issues, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, UF IFAS Extension
Two alligators lounge tail to tail on a canal bank.

Being Florida-Friendly™


April 30, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners

Applicator Safety, More Than Just Pesticides


April 29, 2021

One of the main tasks of the Pesticide Information Office, is to help teach pesticide safety, or applicator safety. Applicator safety involves more than just protecting from pesticide exposure. Safety does include understanding the label, PPE, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Heat Stress, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Safety

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