Boxwood (Buxus spp.) is a non-native, ornamental shrub that can reach heights between 6 to 8 feet and is widely incorporated into residential and commercial landscapes (USDA hardiness zones 6 through 8). With numerous cultivars available in ... READ MORE
Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) is one of the recent additions to the Florida State Noxious Weed List.
Belonging to the family Caprifoliaceae, alongside other popular vining and hardy shrub ornamental species, it ... READ MORE
The two types of grapes grown in Florida, Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) and the American bunch (Vitis labrusca L.) grapes, are susceptible to attack from the grape root borer (GRB), Vitacea polistiformis (Harris). The ... READ MORE
Do you want the opportunity to learn from professionals and hear from key UF researchers, all from the comfort of your home? Here are five grand events from FDACS, FNGLA, and other CEUs. Check out any of the classes that interest you and fit ... READ MORE
As you could guess from the name, the squash bug, Anasa tristis, is a pest of squash and all other relatives of squash. The squash bug is common in the United States, especially in areas where these crops are grown. In Florida, several generations ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
The 2018 UF Annual Stone Fruit Workshop and Field Day will be on May 29th from 9:30am-3:30pm at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit, in Citra, FL. The event is free to attend! Faculty and staff from Florida and Georgia will ... READ MORE
There have been six new Featured Creatures articles published so far in 2018! Check out these great extension publications and more at the Featured Creatures website.
Insect name (Link to article)
Tomato hornworm, ... READ MORE
If you have an oak tree in your yard, you might see these treehoppers (Platycotis vittata) on your tree. They are common Florida insects that sometimes cause concern to homeowners, when in fact they cause very little damage to oak trees. These ... READ MORE
A pesticide application course taught in Spanish is being offered on March 29th, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. This is a licensing class and exam for commercial landscape maintenance employees who need to apply pesticides in landscape beds. It is commonly ... READ MORE