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Scout for These Lawn Pests

Tropical Sod Webworm Caterpillars feed on grasses Mostly warmer season, but can occur year-round Chewing notches along leaves Ragged appearance “Windows” scraped into grass blades by more immature larvae Too small to chew and notch… 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

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

CEU Series: Landscape University!

How do you identify pest insects? What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to herbicides after they are applied? What is biological control? What are some best management practices for turf?… Read More

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… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Organic Practices in the Backyard Vegetable Garden

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

When a group of backyard gardeners get together and talk about the organic practices they use in the vegetable gardens, you will often hear information that is confusing, such as I don’t use chemicals in… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Fewer Pesticides – Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

Pesticides are greatly misunderstood by many and incorrectly used by some. Do we need to use pesticides at all in the vegetable garden? I know many of you just jumped on this question with a… Read More