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Category: AGRICULTURE

Participate in Our Lawn Fertilizing Survey and Win Exciting Prizes


January 31, 2024

Calling all Hernando County Residents! The UF/IFAS Extension is conducting a research project to gain insights into homeowners' knowledge and opinions regarding lawn fertilizing practices and fertilizer ordinances in Hernando County. Your perspective ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Fertilizer Use, Lawn, Residential Landscape, Survey, Water
using a magnifying glass to scout for a caterpillar on a plant

CORE Training for Nurseries and Greenhouses


June 26, 2023

You told us that finding Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in CORE were hard to find. We listened and created an online class for you! The class is available 24/7, 365 days a year and costs only $30.00!! The money from this class will be ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Continuing Education Units, Core, Greenhouse, Nursery, Production Hortiuculture

Invasive Species Workshop: Thrips parvispinus and Lebeck mealybug


June 2, 2023

Have you heard of Thrips parvispinus and Lebeck mealybug, two of the newest invasive pest species to impact horticulture in Central Florida, and are interested in learning more? The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center will be hosting ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Biological Control, Central Florida, CEU, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lance Osborne, Lebeck Mealybug, Pest, Thrips Parvispinus

Scientists warn of invasive plant pest; say early detection, reporting key


March 29, 2023

An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Pests, Gardening, Invasive, Invasive Pests, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Ornamental Plant Industry, Ornamental Plants, Ornamentals, Pest, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pests, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs: Citrus Best Management Practices


February 22, 2023

In this Let's Talk About Ag BMPs, the University of Florida Active Learning Program interns Katherine Monagas and John Mashburn interviewed Dr. Tara Wade, Agricultural Resource Economist in the Food and Resource Economics Department, and researched ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Water
Tags: Ag BMPs, Citrus, Economically Feasible, Let's Talk About Ag BMPs, Nature Resources, Water, Water Conservaiton, Water Quality

Plant Disease Update for Commercial Plant Producers


February 21, 2023

Cercospora leaf spots are a common issue affecting many ornamental crops like hostas, hydrangea, hibiscus, pansy, verbena, gardenia, and others. However, starting in the Fall of 2022, an increase in damage caused by the pathogen in Spathiyphyllum ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cercospora Leaf Spots, Gardenia, Hibiscus, Hostas, Hydrangea, Ornamental, Ornamentals, Pansy, Pest, Pest And Disease, Plant Disease, Spathiyphyllum, Verbena

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