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Category: Pests & Disease

Parts of a Label 5…How Do I Protect Everything Else?

Blogs 1-4 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered personal safety, “How Do I Protect Myself?” At this point many are ready to start using the pesticide, I mean “hey I’m safe, let’s go!” That is all well… Read More

Oak Leaves have been Falling Like Rain

Free Nutrients: My oak trees have been dropping leaves like crazy this fall and winter. WooHoo, free nutrients for my planted shrubs and perennials. I created large plant beads so the leaves can drop in and provide a… Read More

Parts of a label 4…How Do I Keep It Off Me?

Last time we explored what to do if we were exposed to a pesticide by learning about the First Aid section. Great, I know how to deal with exposure. Now I wont to figure out how to prevent… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – Tomatoes!!

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

Parts of a Label 3…What if it gets on me?

We left off discussing What is in our pesticide and information about it’s potential hazard, or if it is “dangerous”. So far we have simply defined and identified hazard. In order for us to properly handle “risk” we… Read More

Parts of a label 2…Is It Dangerous

In the last blog we discussed how the first part of a label is all about telling you “What is it?”, and we found out our jug is Blamo, which has 95% trimethyldeathallzazene. Ok, I am sure that… Read More

2021 Spring Virtual Bee College Registration is OPEN!

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for the 2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College! Image Credit: Suzy Rodriguez, Department of Entomology and Nematology Description Join the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it like a tool… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them?  In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural areas go unmanaged… Read More