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Category: Pests & Disease

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural pest… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Sustainability, what is it all about?

Sustainability, what is it all about? It is a question that needs discussion. Can we adopt sustainable practices for energy, water, food, stuff? The products we buy, the way we maintain our home and landscape,… Read More

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County’s Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle?… Read More

Water-Wise Landscapes in Manatee County 2018

Shade garden, water-wise

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Water-Wise Landscape Program and helped make it a success!   The Manatee County Water-Wise Landscape Awards, sponsored by Manatee County… Read More

Spanish Moss, Ball Moss, and Lichens are Harmless Air Plants

Spanish Moss hanging from oak tree

Epiphytes are “air” plants, including moss, that survive on moisture and nutrients in the atmosphere. Several epiphytic plants, like Spanish moss, ball moss, and lichen, are common to the Florida landscape and the southeast United… Read More