Bugs and Shrubs Buzzz – October Classes and Pest Alerts


1. Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 and 22
Palm Management in the Florida Landscape (Palm School)
There’s a limit of 40 for this class and we’re almost there.
So register today to guarantee your space:

2. Best Management Practices:
A. Wednesday October 28 at Rookery Bay. Register here:

B. Wednesday, November 4 Spanish Language GI-BMP
Training and Exam in N. Ft. Myers,
see: http://tinyurl.com/oolhya8

3. Tuesday, November 3 General Certification Standards
Exam prep and Exam in N. Fort Myers:


Oak dieback canker showed up earlier this year. See fact sheet: http://tinyurl.com/oqqg8w5


A new parasitic wasp attacking the ficus whitefly has been found in the Homestead-Miami area. Look for a golden color to the parasitised nymphal stages and in this picture the adult parasite is about ready to emerge. if you find similar let me know where, as it has not been reported in Collier County….yet! Photo and discovery by UF-IFAS: Zee- Ahmed Muhammad



Watch New Sri Lanka Weevil video


Displaying Doug Caldwell, Ph.D.

Doug is the Commercial Landscape Horticulture Educator and landscape entomologist with the University of Florida Collier, County Extension.

The Cooperative Extension Service is an off-campus branch of the University of Florida, Institute of the Food and Agricultural Sciences [IFAS] and a department of the Public Services Division of Collier County government.



Posted: October 14, 2015

Category: Pests & Disease, Professional Development

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