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No Spray Roses for Central Florida


January 18, 2022

Rain, heat, and humidity generally aren’t the greatest growing conditions for roses. The hybrid teas that look stunning in a garden up north turn into leafless twigs in a Central Florida summer without regular fungicide use. Is it even worth ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Chili Thrips, Disease, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flower, Fungus, Garden, Irrigation, Landscaping, No Spray, Rose, Roses

The insidious two-spotted spider mite


April 17, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell Tiny, but terrible, the two-spotted spider mite is the bane of many ornamental and edible plants. Only one-fiftieth of an inch in length, when working in groups, this plant pest mite sucks the sap from leaves causing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Cucumbers, Damage, Eggplants, Ornamental, Red Cedars, Roses, Spider Mite, Tomatoes, Viburnums

A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug


March 28, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug. Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye. The leaf-footed bug attacks many ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beans, Citrus, Crape Myrtles, Hemiptera, Hibiscus, Ixora, Leaf Footed Bug, Lychee, Nuisance, Okra, Pecans, Peppers, Roses, Stink Bug, Tomatoes

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