Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Eating Healthy on the Go

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Nonsense! The key to eating healthy on the go is planning ahead. With proper planning, it is easy to incorporate healthy food… Read More

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

Ask Master Gardener Dan Dobbins Water Resources Florida’s water resources are being challenged by the rapid increase of new residents who employ traditional land use practices. The urban standard of a manicured lawn, so popular with homeowner landscaping,… Read More

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County’s Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle? These beetles (Lilioceris… Read More

EDIS Update: Florida Homeowner Herbicide Guide- Considerations, Applications and Selection

Homeowners generally have two options for pest control: hire a lawn maintenance company or have a do-it-yourself mentality. This EDIS publication helps Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and homeowners perform their own pest control with the use of herbicides. Topics discussed… Read More

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More