Dilemma: To Prune or Not To Prune in November!
Are you tempted to cut or pull spent plants that have gone to seed? Isn't a neatly trimmed bed delightfully satisfying and aren't you dying to clean it all up after the chaos of this mad, hot summer?
If ... READ MORE
Recap of February First Friday with Florida First Detector
In February, we talked about Invasive Scale Insects and covered identification of species commonly found in Florida and a few that were recently detected in Florida. Scale insects ... READ MORE
The snout scale (Fiorinia proboscidaria) has been reported as a potential new pest for commercial citrus crops in Florida. First detected in Hillsborough County in 2013, it has since been found on residential citrus in five other counties. Although ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County? The short answer is both “yes” and “no”. While this magnificent symbol of the tropics makes a wonderful landscape feature in some places, it is marginal at best ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures!
Citrus snow scale available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/citrus_snow_scale.htm
Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The citrus snow ... READ MORE
The Mexican lac scale, Tachardiella mexicana (Comstock) (Hemiptera: Kerriidae), is native to Mexico and Texas. This species was first discovered in Florida in 1985 at a theme park in Lake Buena Vista and a second population was discovered ... READ MORE