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Category: Pests & Disease

Parts of a Pesticide Label…What Is It?

Understanding the way a pesticide label is organized makes it that much easier to use and find the information that is needed. “The Label Is The Law” is a phrase many pesticide applicators are familiar with, but don’t… Read More

Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!

The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training!  Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns… Read More

Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Waterhyacinth is a free-floating plant that produces a showy and very attractive blue/purple flower. As they bunch together and bloom, it provides a picturesque setting for… Read More

Pesticide Safety Education Month

The month of February is designated as National Pesticide Safety Education Month. Pesticide safety is rarely at the forefront of someone’s mind, sometimes even those who are applying pesticides, but it is an important responsibility. Many who have… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters’s rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of… Read More

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters’s rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of… Read More

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact… Read More

Prevent Weeds! Use Mulch and Consider Pre-emergent Herbicides

Landscaping in Florida has a slow season and a grow season. Focus slow season attention on tasks aimed at preventing issues that will emerge in the grow season. I am talking about weed control! Weed integrated pest management… Read More

Cat’s Claw Vine: Florida Invasive Plant Added to State Noxious Weed List

Native to the West Indies and Central and South America, cat’s claw vine (Dolichandra unguis–cati) was first introduced to Florida in the 1940’s as a vining, showy ornamental. Thriving in a neotropical climate, it has readily spread through… Read More