I frequently get questions asking, “Why is this turfgrass turning brown?” The quick answer is that it depends, although that alone is not helpful. There are two reasons why turfgrass begins to yellow or get chlorotic, and in some cases continues ... READ MORE
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! You are required to learn about it and follow the rules. We want to keep things interesting and beneficial for you, the landscape professionals. This year, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
'Tis the season of love, and amidst the heart hoopla, I am spreading my enduring affection for one of my favorite group of organisms: Bugs! But, before you cringe at the thought of all bugs as being pests, ravaging your roses or zesting your ... READ MORE
Thatch is the layer of dead material and organic matter between the soil surface and grass. It gives Florida grasses a sponge-like feel under the feet that springs back when you step. This layer can be a double-edged sword. It provides many ... READ MORE
Is dolomite or lime effective in controlling sandspur? I’ve heard sandspur won't grow if we sweeten the soil.
According to UF specialist and Extension agents, attempts to kill sandspur by liming or using dolomite is not effective. Additionally, ... READ MORE
Fall has finally arrived here in central Florida, temperatures are dropping and the sun is shining. Holiday décor and shopping are on everyone's minds. While you are distracted with holiday cheer, there are some pests that tend to thrive ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra last Wednesday was highly valuable, a testament to the UF/IFAS Turfgrass Sciences Program's unwavering century-long dedication ... READ MORE
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
Centipedegrass is a low maintenance turfgrass for North Florida landscapes. Scientists from Georgia also found an added benefit when the grass is in flower. Learn about the specific insects found visiting the flowers of centipedegrass.
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Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences this August! Below is our current class list for the month.
Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop
August 1 | 9 am - 4:30 pm
The GI-BMP program ... READ MORE