Thatch is the layer of dead material and organic matter between the soil surface and grass. It gives Florida grasses a sponge-like feel under the feet that springs back when you step. This layer can be a double-edged sword. It provides many ... READ MORE
I heard about a dangerous rose disease. How would I know if my roses have gotten it?
The worst rose disease is called Rose Rosette Disease, which is a virus that is spread by the eriophyid mite. Though we have plenty of those unusual 4-
legged ... READ MORE
February was National Pesticide Safety Education Month but is not too late to learn about it.
By definition, a pesticide is actually anything used to kill or repel insects, fungi, mold, mildew, diseases, animals, or weedy plants. For obvious ... READ MORE
Pest will be an inevitable hurdle that you must come to face being a plant owner. Just like your furry friends, plants too can suffer from bug infestations and diseases. Use this quick guide as reference to recognize and treat any infestation ... READ MORE
Authors: Brittany Justesen & Jessica Sullivan, UF IFAS Extension - Osceola County
Backyard poultry flocks have become more common in recent years, and small flock owners should be aware of how to prevent illness in their flocks ... READ MORE
Please join us for our Limited Pesticide Review on May 27th from 8:30 – 3:30. You may attend the full day if you need to certify for the Limited Commercial Landscape or Limited Lawn and Ornamental pesticide license or if just need the 6 CEU ... READ MORE
Healthy plants are happy plants! For a plant to be happy, first it needs to be planted at the right place where it will get all its requirements in the right proportion. Different plants have different amounts requirements. Plants needs soil, ... READ MORE
Recently, there is an increase in the number of calls to our UF/IFAS Extension office. The clients are concerns about the yellowing of their Bahiagrass. Bahia is known to be one of the hardiest turfgrasses available to us in Central Florida. ... READ MORE
Central Florida experiences most of its annual rain between June 1st and September 30th. Water is a very important component for good plant health but for most people it is very difficult to find a balance. Too little water is bad, likewise ... READ MORE
Pesticides can be referred to any chemical such as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that control or kill pests in the landscape. Pests can be defined as are any organism that invade the landscape. There are two common misconceptions when ... READ MORE