To newcomers and long-time residents alike, palms make Florida a paradise to the eye and spirit. Unfortunately, there is a "little devil" of a disease that attacks our palms - Ganoderma butt rot! This fungus needs a palm host to attack and a ... READ MORE
Written by Jon Terry, UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener
During cool weather in winter and early spring, some Florida homeowners begin to notice a foul-smelling fungus popping up in their yard. Although their strong rotting smell ... READ MORE
If your palms look wilted, off-color and are dying, check for conks (shelf-fungus) at the base of the trunk.
The conks are the give-away clue that it has ganoderma butt rot disease. It is frequently found on queen palms, areca palms, Canary ... READ MORE
All sorts of mushrooms are growing during this wet, warm summer. Learn about the varieties growing in local landscapes, and which ones to avoid.
The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office will be holding a basic mushroom program on Thursday, ... READ MORE
Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director
Mushrooms have been a focal point in the backdrop of fairy tales for hundreds of years. There is something mysterious, maybe even magical, about these forest apparitions that makes ... READ MORE