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Pollinator Plants, Plant Clinic & Farmer’s Market


May 16, 2022

If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you. First, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Farmer's Market, Fresh Produce, Lawns, Plant Diagnostics, Pollinator Plants, Seminar, Soil Testing, Weeds
Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

Steps to Solve Plant Problem May Include Visit to Plant Clinic


March 23, 2022

Diagnosing landscape problems can be tricky. There are basic steps that can be useful in solving plant problems in your landscape.   Step 1 Identify the Plant. By knowing the type of plant affected, you can begin relating causes ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Landscape Problems, Lawn Problems, Lawn Weeds, Pest Insects, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics, Plant Disease
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February 3, 2021

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Beekeeping, Beneficial Insects, Growing Vegetables, Herbs, Houseplants, Invasive Plants, Lawns, Plant Disease, Trees, Weeds
Lawn with mature winter annual lawn weeds in spring

Confusion on Timing of Winter Annual Lawn Weed Control


October 26, 2020

If you’ve had a history of winter annual weeds in your lawn, the best option is to apply a preemergence herbicide during October. But, winter annual lawn weeds don’t exist yet. They are in the form of seeds now. Understanding this ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Annual Weeds, Cool-season Weeds, Herbicides, Lawn, Preemergence, Preventing, Weed Control, Weeds, Winter Weeds
Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants


April 14, 2020

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at the time as the causal agent was unknown. In 1886, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Disease, Plant Pathology, Virus

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