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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 4/22/21.

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is… Read More

Managing Hedge Funds… Different Stacks of Green

Have you ever thought of yourself as a hedge fund manager before? The shrub is the bank, and the leaves are the money. You are the manager, and you get paid to manage the hedges!… Read More

Prune Blooms and Pinch Me Please!

Spring stunners are still putting on a showy floral display. Ensure next spring’s spectacle by pruning just after the bloom. Push even more flowers by pinching the azalea tips now through May. Azaleas brighten Central… Read More

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping

Passionvine

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL principles,… Read More

Your Palms Might Be HANGRY- Here Is How To Feed Them!

You know when you feel like you have a gremlin in your belly saying “Feeeeed meeee!”? And how if the gremlin is ignored, it becomes more of an angry ROOOAR? Anyone in sight could get… Read More

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

giant milkweed

Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in… Read More

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

using a magnifying glass to scout for a caterpillar on a plant

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 are… Read More

Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs

pesticide applicator spraying

The limited pesticide applicator’s licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals who apply caution label … Read More