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Category: Pests & Disease

Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators

Insectary Plants

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we… Read More

Psychedelic Grass: It’s Not What You Think

Frost damage pattern on bermuudagrass.

How would you describe this pattern in the turfgrass? Leopard print, Zebra turf, swirlie, wormy, or psychedelic… The pattern described by many names looks quite interesting, almost artistic! This unusual pattern is a result of frost damage on… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

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

When Good Worms go Bad – New Guinea Flatworm

New Guinea Flatworm

There’s a worm in town, but it’s not that fat, happy earthworm that we like to find tilling our gardens. Instead, it’s a flatworm, which kind of looks like a cross between a slug and an small earthworm…. Read More

Interested in Becoming a UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer?

master gardener banquet

Do you love gardening? Have you attended the annual UF IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawns-landscapes-and-gardens/master-gardener-mg/plant-and-garden-festival/? Are you interested in learning about lawns, landscapes, gardens and sharing that knowledge with others? The… Read More

On the Lookout: Downy Mildew on Viburnum Awabuki

Downy Mildew on Viburnum Awabuki

Downy mildew disease on Awabuki viburnum is prevalent right now. It can be a devastating disease causing severe defoliation. The disease is triggered by cooler, moist weather, especially foggy nights and mornings. Downy Mildew causes light green to… Read More