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Do You Remember the Ficus Whitefly?

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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?

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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!

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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

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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

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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 UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Lethal Viral Necrosis (associated with Sugarcane Mosaic Virus-SCMV) frequently asked questions

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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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