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CEU Series–Landscape University!


December 10, 2021

How do you encourage more good bugs in your landscapes? What kind of plants can thrive in shady areas? What is the deal with invasive species? Landscapes and waterways are connected? What services are available when the fungus is among us? This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Disease, FFL, Florida, Gardens, Hwooten, Insect, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, License, Pest, Pesticide License, Plants, Renewal, Samples

Plant Stressors: 10 Ways You Unknowingly Stress Your Plants


August 26, 2021

Plant Stressors Plants can help us overcome stress in a variety of ways, but did you realize your plant can exhibit stress symptoms as well. A stressed plant is more susceptible to insect and disease problems. Here are ten ways you may unknowingly ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Central Florida, Container Gardening, Dollarweed, Environmental, Fertilization, Herbicide, Horticulture, Insect, Landscape, Mowing, Plant Disease, Plant Stressors, Pruning, Soil Compaction, Trees, Turfgrass, UF IFAS Extension, Urban Horticulture
Atala Butterfly

Report your atala butterflies here…


July 2, 2020

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Atala, Butterfly, Endangered Species, Extinction, Insect, Wildlife
Kaydie and teens in field

Questions From the Plant Clinic: Amazing Arthropods


August 1, 2019

Article by Kaydie McCormick, Residential Horticulture Agent & Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator and amazing arthropods identifier at the UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County. Amazing Arthropods of Florida During July I had a chance ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Amazing Arthropods, Insect, Insects, Kaydie McCormick, Master Gardener, Questions From The Plant Clinic

Lacewing Larvae: Don’t Take Out the Trash


October 2, 2018

I'm not sure about everyone else, but I have some favorite insects I encounter a lot around the garden. Most of these are ones that I see at work to help make the landscape work better such as pollinators and my favorites, the predators. One ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aphid, Benefical Insect, Biological Control, Florida, Florida Friendly, Insect, Lacewing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticide, Trash Bug, Trashbug

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