As an Extension Agent or a Master Gardener Volunteer, we oftentimes find ourselves serving as plant doctors, or even as investigators trying to solve mysteries on the farm or landscape. One type of case we see quite frequently is the mysterious ... 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
Palm trees are a staple of Florida's landscapes, but sadly they are also commonly over pruned or poorly pruned as is the case pictured here with these Mexican Fan Palms. Palms pruned this severely are a beacon for nearby pests, particularly ... READ MORE
Is your fig tree losing its leaves? You likely have fig rust. Not to worry, many fig trees including the very common Brown Turkey Fig are quite susceptible to this annual fungal disease in Florida's heat and humidity. The fig tree here at ... READ MORE
Nature is odd and amazing, and there's few places more strange than the world of fungi. As I was walking through our UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service demonstration gardens, I came across a large area covered in these slimy mushrooms. ... READ MORE
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 UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Fungi of all sorts are common in Florida’s warm wet climate. We notice them most when they decide to cause problems such as black spot on roses, brown spots in our lawn, spots on leaves or grass blades, sooty mold on many of our citrus ... READ MORE
Lethal bronzing, a fatal palm tree disease, has been confirmed in Marion County. This disease was first discovered in Florida in 2006. Up until last year it was confirmed in the majority of south Florida and north into Alachua, Duval, St. ... READ MORE
It never fails, around April or May each year the UF/IFAS Extension Service gets inundated with calls from distressed homeowners and landscapers about dying lawns. This year has proven no different. Multiple grass samples have been analyzed ... READ MORE
Several years ago over three consecutive Januarys, I received a call from a resident with questions about termite control. I remember this individual, for his accent was very distinct and the question was always the same. He was experiencing ... READ MORE