Found in the Eastern US from Maine to Florida, the pine webworm
(Pococera robustella) impacts several species of pines in the first year or two of growth. While less common, older saplings and branches of larger trees can also be impacted ... READ MORE
If you maintain landscapes and plan to apply pesticides for hire around occupied buildings (homes or businesses), then you need a pesticide license through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). With the Limited ... READ MORE
Occasionally our Extension Office receives phone calls from apartment and condominium owners concerned about cockroach populations in their apartment and their apartment complex. All it takes is one resident or one vendor to unknowingly introduce ... READ MORE
What is Scouting for Pests?
One of the first steps to successful pest management is monitoring for pest populations. Monitoring, a crucial task for controlling damaging pest populations, is known as scouting in the landscape industry. Scouting ... READ MORE
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
In this ... READ MORE
Have you ever been weeding your garden and pulled on a weed that bit back? There is a weed that looks common enough that you think nothing of trying to pull it with bare hands. The weed may not have any thorns or obvious weapons, ... READ MORE
By Lloyd Singleton
It’s right here, right now – spring in Lake County is the best time and place to be gardening. Our subtropical climate frees us to prepare garden beds after the frosts of January and February, allowing plants more ... READ MORE
By Brooke Moffis
Many homeowners moving to Florida hope to grow a citrus tree and a palm to enjoy in their new subtropical yard. Citrus is associated with Florida because it has been grown by both residents and for agriculture for centuries. ... READ MORE