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Category: Pests & Disease

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know… Read More

Columbia County Seeking New Master Gardener Volunteers for 2021

Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer!  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office.  The mission of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is “to assist Extension… Read More

Summer Vegetable Gardening: Cover Crops and Garden Planning

Written By Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian. Gardening once again became America’s pastime this past year due to “stay at home” and “social distancing” mandates.  Many people took up vegetable gardening to pass the time in a healthful,… Read More

Get answers to your landscape disease questions in next ‘Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!’

The next “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” will discuss ornamental and turf diseases, live on June 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom requires pre-registration, and viewers have another option to… Read More

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which… Read More

Pesticide Resistance: Does it Really Matter?

The use of modern pesticides didn’t ramp up until the late 1940’s. This era provided a seemingly unending stream of new products that became increasingly more effective, selective, and consistent. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long until products started losing… Read More

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator Review and CEUs on 6/10/21

The limited pesticide applicator’s licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals who apply caution label  pesticides in plants… Read More

Scout for These Lawn Pests

Tropical Sod Webworm Caterpillars feed on grasses Mostly warmer season, but can occur year-round Chewing notches along leaves Ragged appearance “Windows” scraped into grass blades by more immature larvae Too small to chew and notch ¾ – 1… Read More