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He’s Bored, But He Didn’t Kill Your Tree


November 20, 2017

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beetle, Borer, Bug, Insect, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Longhorned, Panhandle Gardening, Trees

Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle


October 2, 2017

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: General Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Pest, Pest Control, Sooty Mold, Whiteflies, Whitefly

Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden


April 13, 2017

Most of you plant a spring vegetable garden with a number of different vegetable types. However, you may not realize that you are improving the health of your soil and your crops by planting a diverse garden. Intercropping is a gardening practice ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Crop Rotation, Fertilization, Garden Design, Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Panhandle Gardening, Pest, Pests, Soil, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Weeds

Sod Webworms May Soon Be in a Yard Near You!


September 29, 2016

Tropical sod webworms (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis) have recently been encountered in a number of yards in the Panhandle. The worms usually feed in large groups and unfortunately, the first, and basically the only, sign of damage is often a ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Green Industry, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Panhandle Gardening, Pests, Sod Webworms, Tropical Sod Webworms, Turf, Turf Caterpillar, Turf Pest

Armyworms Wage War Via Guerrilla Warfare


September 23, 2015

Armyworms come in a wide range of colors and sizes. A few of the prominent species living in Florida are beet, southern, and fall armyworms. And the term "living" is not an exaggeration, because Florida is one of the lucky states where it ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Armyworm, Best Management Practices, Garden, General Gardening, Green Industry, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Lawn, Lawns, Panhandle Gardening, Pests, Turf

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