Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) is a virus of great concern for turfgrass aficionados. This past Winter, a local landscaper and I observed mottled, discolored turfgrass in an HOA located in Naples. We submitted samples of the turf to the molecular ... READ MORE
Everyone is talking about butt rott -- Ganoderma butt rott that is! Lately I've had more phone calls than ever from homeowners seeking to identify the strange fungus growing out of their palm trees and wondering what to do next.
All palm ... READ MORE
As an extension agent in SW Florida, I frequently receive inquiries about spiders in the lanai. The covered outdoor porches here are both ubiquitous and a favored environment for several spider species. There are ~58 spider species in Florida ... READ MORE
Purple martins are the largest swallows in North America and are known for their aerial acrobatics and the glossy purple feathers adoring the males of this species.
Purples martins are migratory and arrive in Collier County in early February. ... READ MORE