The hottest days of the summer are here and you might be thinking, “There is no way something could survive this heat!”. You might also be wondering “What can I do in my landscape?” Well, you are correct – it is hot and there are ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County is excited to welcome Ashley Kush as the new Horticulture Extension Agent. Ashley will serve specialty crop farmers, such as vegetable, fruit, citrus, nut, ornamental nursery, and sod production systems in Jackson ... READ MORE
In late July, Larry Kinsolving, a Jackson County Master Gardener noticed an insect pest in the beautiful, large azalea bushes that frame the front entrance to his home in Marianna, Florida.
The azalea caterpillar, Datana major, is found in ... READ MORE
As Hurricane Michael was barreling through the Panhandle region, wasp populations were at their highest of the year. Winds and flooding destroyed many of the nests of paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets and now wasps may be aggressive ... READ MORE
Sometimes you don't realize a tree is dying until it is dead. A few weeks ago, we got a call from a client who said he had insects killing his trees. Before having someone drive out to the property, our Master Gardener volunteer recommended ... READ MORE
Over the last month or so, home gardeners and commercial growers alike have noticed what look to be large dust particles floating through the air. It's probably not uncommon to have inhaled a few or even a few hundred of these mysterious particles. ... READ MORE