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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

Lo que debe saber sobre el Virus del Mosaico de la Caña de Azúcar (SCMV) y la Necrosis Viral Letal (LVN) que afectan a la grama de San Agustín

December 7, 2022

La enfermedad del mosaico y la necrosis viral letal (LVN)son enfermedades virales de la grama San Agustín (SAG) causadas por el virus del mosaico de la caña de azúcar (SCMV). Los primeros síntomas incluyen un patrón de mosaico en la hoja ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Español, Grass, Landscape, LVN, SCMV, Turf, Turf Problem, Virus

Do You Remember the Ficus Whitefly?

February 10, 2022

Recently, we received some calls about Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, damage. Do you remember how the damage looked? I still remember in 2007 during my early career as an Extension Agent when many pest control operators were calling the ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ficus Whitefly, IPM, Landscape, Management, Pest

Moving Water from the Roots to the Top, How Is This Possible?

November 3, 2021

Water is the most limiting abiotic (non-living) factor to plant growth and productivity, therefore, plants have developed an effective system to absorb, translocate, store, and utilize water. For example, some large rainforest trees can use ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Forest, Landscape, Trees, Water

Miami-Dade County has a New Fertilizer Ordinance!

May 5, 2021

The ordinance creates Chapter 18C of the Code of Miami-Dade County (Code) as the "Miami Dade County Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes" to minimize the negative environmental effects from the misuse and overuse ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Training, Water Quality

Asian Giant Hornet, Vespa mandarinia

May 14, 2020

I am getting some calls from people asking about the Asian Giant Hornet or the “murder hornet”. Vespa mandarinia, is native to Japan and can be found in many other countries throughout Asia. The first colony that was discovered outside of ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Hornet, Invasive Pest, Wasp
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Lethal Viral Necrosis (associated with Sugarcane Mosaic Virus-SCMV) frequently asked questions

January 14, 2019

  Recently in Miami-Dade County, several samples were diagnosed positive for a new disease called lethal viral necrosis (associated with sugarcane mosaic virus, SCMV) on Saint Augustinegrass, cultivar ‘Floratam’. The following are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf

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