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Category: Pests & Disease

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 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. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Fungi in Your Landscape

entomosporium-leaf-spot

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,… Read More

Lethal Bronzing Confirmed in Marion County

Lethal Bronzing in Marion County

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… Read More

Tis the Season for Fungal Lawn Diseases

Fungal lawn diseases

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 by… Read More

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More