La primavera marca un acontecimiento especial en áreas rurales de Florida: la llegada de los pollitos a las tiendas de productos agrícolas. Y antes de comprar bajo impulso deseamos discutir puntos importantes para que usted se prepare para ... READ MORE
We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE
Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE
They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae.
This pest ... READ MORE
Ever notice strange growths on plants or what appear to be warts on leaves and stems? These might be something called galls. There are many definitions of a “gall”, but today we are talking about “an abnormal growth formed on plants and ... READ MORE
Over the past year I have had several calls of people concerned about the decline of their iconic Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) for no apparent reason. There is a relatively new palm disease that is affecting our cabbage (Sabal), Phoenix ... READ MORE
If you live in Hardee County, there are a range of soil types that make our area diverse. Also the former presence of citrus groves, livestock operations and vegetable fields where we now call our homestead can add a little more variety to our ... READ MORE
What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape.
Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners. In years past, the typical response ... READ MORE
Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County
Children find gardening almost magical... and you can too, through their eyes. Remember the first time you planted a seed and watched it stretch fresh green stems and leaves to the light? ... READ MORE
Dark Rover Ants (Brachymyrmex patagonicus) are an introduced nuisance ant species that can be found throughout the Southeastern United States. These very small brown ants, ranging in size from 1-3mm, live in colonies built in the soil. These ... READ MORE