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Children’s Pesticides Poisoning and the Ways to Avoid it


April 1, 2022

Pesticides are powerful tools for controlling pests. However, pesticides are also toxic and can severely harm children’s health if stored or used improperly. 50 percent of poisoning incidents each year are for children younger than six years ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Exposure, Pesticide, Pesticide And Children, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Poisoning

Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule


February 4, 2022

In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Calibration, NFLAG, Pesticide

Education and Industry–FNGLA Action Chapter 2/8/22 Event on Alternatives to Glyphosate


January 27, 2022

Horticulture is HUGE in Florida, and FNGLA is the oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the environmental horticulture industry in Florida. FNGLA stands for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. With a whopping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: CEU, Chemical, Education, FNGLA, Glyphosate, Grass, Growers, Herbicide, Horticulture, Hwooten, Industry, Industry Update, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Lawn, Ornamental, Pest Control, Pesticide, Pesticides, Turf
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Protecting pollinators around the backyard


November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife

CEU Day-Landscape University


September 25, 2021

What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to pesticides after they have been applied? How do I grow a quality turfgrass that can outcompete the weeds and disease? This day long class will cover the answers to these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Classes, Event, Hwooten, In Person, In Person Class, Landscape U, Landscape University, Mask Expected, Pest, Pesticide, Pesticide CEUs, Pesticide Licenses, Pesticides, Pests

Landscape Professional Licenses


August 31, 2021

How you landscape matters! Did you know that how you mow impacts how much water your yard might need? Or that what gets pruned could cause an unnecessary wound? Did you know a lot of your lawn issues can be solved with proper mowing and a calibrated, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Hire Landscaper, How To Hire Landscaper, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscaper, Landscaper Requirements, Licenses, Pesticide, Required Licenses

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale


July 29, 2021

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat the Heat Summer CEU sale ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Canvas, Certification, CEU, Continuing Education Credits, Continuing Education Units, License, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License, Sale

Crabgrass in St. Augustinegrass Lawns


June 1, 2021

One of the most common summer weeds we see in lawns in Florida is crabgrass. This grass really stands out with its spreading habit away from a center point, growing over the lawn, and is often hairy. There are actually a few different varieties ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn
Tags: Clay County, Crabgrass, Florida, Florida Friendly, Landscaping, Lawn, Pesticide, St. Augustine, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, Weed

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