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UF Researchers Work to Save Pesto!


August 27, 2021

Q: What's wrong with my basil? Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years... ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #EatLocal, #EdibleLandscaping, #NotAllHeroesWearCapes, #RightPlantRightPlace, #SavePesto, #ThankAScientist, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, FloridaFriendly, IPM
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

How do I attract the “good bugs?”


October 16, 2019

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Beneficial Insects, Caterpillars, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscaping, Pest Management, Pests, Right Place, Right Plant
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

Aaaahhhh – Aphids!


February 15, 2019

Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.   Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: #UFBugs, Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Milkweed, Monarch, Pest Management, Pests, Pollinator Gardens

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