Phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) is a pest impacting many ornamental plant species but is especially common on palms (family Arecaceae). This pest species was first detected in Miami-Dade County in 2018 and has since caused problems ... READ MORE
Portulaca pilosa, or pink purslane, is a native Florida wildflower that is often considered a weed by Florida nursery growers and landscapers. This weed species is a member of the succulent family and forms thick mats covering the ground.
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Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
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Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices ... READ MORE
Neonicotinoid pesticide use in the U.S. ornamental horticulture industry continues to be in the spotlight due to potential health risks to pollinator insects, with several large retailers requiring disclose of use on plant labels.
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Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.
This week's weed of the week is Eclipta (Eclipta prostrata). Eclipta ... READ MORE
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.
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Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is an evergreen tree that works well in Florida landscaping. They can adapt to many conditions such as soil acidity and varying light levels. Their interesting bark and fast growth make them a good choice in landscape ... READ MORE
The crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia) is a common landscape plant in Florida. Due to their adaptability to Florida conditions and added aesthetic quality, the crapemyrtle makes for the ideal plant. The smooth peeling bark and variety of bright flower ... READ MORE
Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) are a staple tree of wetlands around Florida. Native to areas where running water is present such as wetlands, rivers, and lakes, these pyramidal shaped trees can grow upwards of 150 feet. Another notable characteristic ... READ MORE