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Fertilizing Fruit Trees


May 16, 2024

There are 16 nutrients plants need to thrive and they are divided into macro and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in larger quantities than micronutrients, but all 16 elements are needed for proper plant growth. The macronutrients are ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching

How to Maintain Atala Butterflies in Your Garden Year-Round, Second Blog


April 24, 2024

Coontie Plant Care South Florida’s Wet and Dry Seasons: Coonties start to flush out new growth with warming temperatures in March through May and continue to do so during our rainy season, which runs June through September. Each plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida, Home Landscaping, Master Gardener, Miami, Miami-Dade, Natural Resources, Wild Life

Common Fruit Tree Problems and Solutions


April 1, 2024

There are many types of tropical fruit that can be grown with ease in south Florida, but even the heartiest types of trees sometimes have issues that can affect their growth. The following problems are quite common and usually fairly easy to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

How to Maintain Atala Butterflies in Your Garden Year-Round


March 21, 2024

The Starting Point A common mistake first time Atala butterfly gardeners make, me included, is to suppose that what we did to raise other butterflies, e.g. Zebra, Fritillary, or Monarch butterflies will work the same with Atalas. Unfortunately, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: Florida, Home Landscaping, Miam-Dade Extension, Miami-Dade, Natural Resources, Wild Life

Avocado Alarm–Laurel Wilt


March 5, 2024

In early 2002, somewhere near the meandering Savannah River, Georgia, a tiny female ambrosia beetle emerged from a wooden packing crate and flew inland towards a small stand of native redbay trees and began to drill. Two decades later and that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Composting Basics


February 9, 2024

If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and I’m sure it’s quite loud. That philosophical question has never held my interest. Now, if you start talking about what happens ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture

Mejores Prácticas de Manejo para la grama San Augustine para jardines en Florida


February 1, 2024

No importa si la llamas grama, césped, zacate, o pasto, las prácticas de manejo para que crezca y se desarrolle bien, son siempre las mismas. Corte:  para las variedades standards de crecimiento regular como ‘Floratam’ , ‘Palmetto’ ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cesped, Grama, Manejo, Mejores, Zacate

Color in the Holiday Landscape: Lipstick Tree/Bixa orellana


January 24, 2024

We promised to share new blogs on many of the beautiful plants that will create an incredible show of color during the winter holidays.  Plants in this series are suitable for zone 10a to 11 b. Please note we recommend you plant any of the ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Historical Plant, Medicinal Plants, Natural Food Dye

These Are Not the Pests You’re Looking For


January 22, 2024

We want our plants to do their best: to grow, to be healthy, to flourish, to bloom, and in the case of fruit trees, to produce. As the Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent for Miami-Dade County, I am often presented with what the grower ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

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