'Heads down' for the Sphex wasp in your landscape. According to Biological Scientist, Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS Insect Identification laboratory at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, he identified them as a type of sphecid wasp in the genus ... READ MORE
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 benefit our yards in numerous ways; just ... READ MORE
Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years.
The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant flowering qualities.
Scientists ... READ MORE
Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format
February 1, 2021
By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, firstname.lastname@example.org
Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when ... READ MORE
When you hear the word "pollinator," what comes to mind? Honeybees? Butterflies? How about flies? Wasps? Hummingbirds? Bats?
The diversity of pollinators is amazing. By using the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping in ... READ MORE
Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we have a few unique problems and predators that ... READ MORE
A Lunch and Learn series presented by:
UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted. One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using Biologicals to control ... READ MORE
The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help:
Improve water quality
Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!
*(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE
One of the great things about our dry, warm April is the burgeoning population of insects. Yikes! Am I crazy? Nope; when prey insect numbers rise, predator insects have plenty to eat. That’s a great thing for gardeners because predators help ... READ MORE
Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.
Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE