June 20-Aug 26: 8 am – 4 pm
The IFAS Extension Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, June 29 through Monday, July 4 for inventory and the Independence Day holiday. Orders received after noon 6/28 will process and start shipping ... READ MORE
If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities.
Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE
With our recent freeze hopefully behind us, I wanted to focus more on the damage suffered by area palms and how to deal with these landscape patients. Beyond our hardy palms such as Sabal, Sylvester, Canary Island Date, Saw Palmettos, ... READ MORE
I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing ... READ MORE
Why Palms for the Central Florida landscape?
The real question here might be, “Why not palms for the Central Florida landscape?” Palms provide a geographic aesthetic that separates Floridian gardening and landscaping from much of the rest ... READ MORE
How do you identify pest insects? What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to herbicides after they are applied? What is biological control? What are some best management practices for turf? This six-week webinar series ... READ MORE
South Florida is known for its lush, tropical looking palms. To keep them looking their best, most palms need timely maintenance, especially fertilization. Are your palms yellow, stunted and/or lacking vigor? If so, here are some timely tips ... READ MORE
DAVIE, Fla. --- A lethal plant hopper species is slowly killing our Florida landscape of palm trees. Meanwhile, there are wood-decaying fungi causing several urban tree species to develop root and trunk rot affecting their stability.
While ... READ MORE
Post Hurricane Landscape Tips
We were fortunate to escape the wraths of Hurricane "Dorian" recently but here in St. Lucie County we still got a lot of wind and some heavy down pours too.
We could still see some effects on plant life, not ... READ MORE