This new killer disease started with the Phoenix palms, then moved to Queen palms and now the PRELIMINARY data say its killing our state tree the Sabal palm. This is devastating news.Sabal palmetto (cabbage palm) in Manatee County have been ... READ MORE
The information provided at this Friday, May 23rd update is available via this blog. Some of the fantastic topics covered include palm diseases, nursery weeds, invasive insects, fire ant managment, citrus psyllid management and landscape scouting.
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Get the newest information on palm diseases, nursery weeds, invasive insects, citrus psyllid, fire ant management and landscape scouting. Also, new product updates.When: May 23rd. Nursery session 8AM to Noon; Landscape session 1 to 5 PM.Cost: ... READ MORE
Look for leaf edges with notching. We recently saw this critter and its damage on India hawthorn in a median planting here in Pinellas. See this site for more information: http://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/mannion/pdfs/SriLankaWeevil.pdf READ MORE
By Pam Brown, Urban Horticulture Agent, Pinellas County Extension
This time of year we are thinking about how a little fertilizer could green up our St. Augustine lawn. But, if you overdo the fertilizer, you may be growing more than grass.
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Here is the link to a great article discussing how overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass could encourage chinch bugs http://news.ifas.ufl.edu/story.aspx?id=1271. This is timely information as we move toward spring and, the beginning of our very ... READ MORE
Left: Late symptoms of mystery disease, note how the fronds do not break, nor do they hang parallel to the trunk. Several landscape managers reported that the palms were green one week and then it was as if they had been freeze-dried ... READ MORE