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Pollinator Plants, Plant Clinic & Farmer’s Market


May 16, 2022

If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you. First, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Farmer's Market, Fresh Produce, Lawns, Plant Diagnostics, Pollinator Plants, Seminar, Soil Testing, Weeds

The Grass Class Resource Pass


August 24, 2021

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking water in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Management, Fertilize, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Grass, Grass Types, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, Mow, Mowing, Pest Management, Pests, Resources, Turf, Turfgrass, Watering, Weed Management, Weeds

Weedy Vines


August 3, 2021

While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping their way to the tops of your shrubs and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Florida Friendly, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscape Tasks, Prevent Weeds, Summer Landscaping, Vine Control, Vine Management, Vines, Weed Control, Weeds
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Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!


July 2, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Irrigation, Landscape Hurricane Prep, Plant Disease, Polkgardening, Rain Barrels, Rainy Season, Water Efficiently, Weeds

Much Ado About Weeds


June 24, 2021

Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds. What can we do about them? Water Starve Them! We went through a very long dry spell. During that time I decided to do an experiment ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Weed BMPs, Weed Management, Weeds

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)


March 12, 2021

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Chris Marble, Edis Update, Florida Betony, Stachys Floridana, Thomas Smith, Weed Control, Weed Science, Weeds

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! 2021


March 5, 2021

by Julie McConnell | Jan 14, 2021 We are back with new topics and guest speakers for 2021! All sessions are Thursdays at noon CDT or 1:00 p.m. EDT. There are two ways to join the Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! webinars: 1. Facebook ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Disease, Educational Workshop, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Foliage, General Gardening, Herbs, Houseplants, Insects, Invasive Species, Lawns, Pruning, Trees, Turf, Weeds
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The Concept of Integrated Pest Management


February 23, 2021

Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Disease, Greenhouse, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Mites, Nematodes, Nursery, Pathogens, Pest Management, Pests, Scouting, Weeds

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