October marks the end of most fertilizer restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Most “summer bans” restrict the application of nitrogen and phosphorous from June 1st through September 30 during the rainy season. During the summer ban other ... READ MORE
Pruning trees can be tricky. These factsheets can help! The information below can help you with your palm pruning and pruning hardwood trees.
For more information contact MichelleAtkinson@ufl.edu or call 941-722-4824 x1818
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Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of heat stress. Heat ... READ MORE
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests through cultural, host resistance, physical or mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical control methods.
Why should you use IPM?
IPM provides long-lasting ... READ MORE
Fertilizers 101 is a program designed for fertilizer applicators and landscape professionals with a focus on fertilizer types, release mechanisms, timing, application methods, and impact on the environment and the health of landscapes. During ... READ MORE
Mosaic viruses are plant viruses that infect more than 150 types of plants. Symptoms show as mottled, blotchy or streaky patterns of yellow and green. In many cases plants may also be stunted. SCMV was named for the first host where it was found, ... READ MORE
Did Hurricane Irma leave you with fallen trees, broken branches, or uprooted trees? The University of Florida /Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) created the Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program after the devastation of ... READ MORE
Are you finding dead shrubs in your hedge? Botryosphaeria, bot rot, has hit Manatee County. Bot rot is a disease whose symptoms includes yellow, spotted and blighted leaves, dried leaves, defoliation, cankers, tip dieback, branch dieback, ... READ MORE
Posted by: Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent
Let's start with the legal stuff:
The Florida Legislature recognized the importance of coastal plant species. Therefore Florida law states that no person, firm, corporation, ... READ MORE