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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Bugs in the March Garden


March 9, 2018

Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers are hatching early this year. You may notice them coming out of the ground in mass. At this growth stage they are black with a yellow or orange stripe down their back. They will eat several vegetables including ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ants, Difference Between Ants And Termites, Garden, Grasshopper, Leaf Roller, Leaftier, Lubber, Oak Caterpillar, Subterranean Termite, Termite

The Value of Birds


July 18, 2017

Have you ever thought about the value of birds? I mean, the value in dollars. There over 18,000 birds on this planet; all are different and all play a role in keeping Florida ecosystems healthy. They can also keep us and our economy healthy ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Ecosystem Services, Pest Control, Pollinators, Special Topics

Metsulfuron-methyl (MSM) Can Cause Problems in Ornamental Plants


May 23, 2016

Have you seen these symptoms in ornamental plants, especially oaks, after treating nearby turf with metsulferon-methyl (MSM)? Over the past few years, there have been numerous inquiries regarding damage to ornamental plants growing near ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Die-back, Herbicide, Jvmorse, Metsulferon-methyl, MSM, Oak Tree Death, Ornamental, Pesticides, Scorched

Want a Beautiful, Sustainable Garden? The one thing you should do now…


May 18, 2015

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County There are a lot of resources out there to help you control, destroy, or otherwise eliminate bugs from your garden… but why? Did you know that less than 1% of all of the insects on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: #ufbugs, Beneficial Bugs, Garden, Garden Pests, Gardening, Good Bugs, Landscape, Lawn Pests, Natural Garden, Sustainable Landscape, Wildlife, Wildlife Garden

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