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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

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

New Doom for St. Augustinegrass


December 19, 2014

As if chinch bugs, take-all root rot, large patch, grey leaf spot, nematodes, webworms, armyworms, grass loopers and mole crickets weren’t enough of a headache when it comes to growing St. Augustinegrass, you can add a “new” virus ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Work & Life
Tags: Disease, Grass, Lawns, St. Augustinegrass, Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, Turfgrass

Florida Vegetable Garden FAQs


April 4, 2014

Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension The following is a collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about vegetable gardens in Florida. This list is from UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions. Happy gardening! I’d ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Faq, Garden, Gardening, Questions, Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening

New FREE Mobil Apps Available for Plant Pests


March 3, 2014

FREE mobile phone apps have been released that are pertinent to Florida. The android versions were released last fall, and now the iOS version for Apple iPhones is available (delayed due to federal shut down last fall). The iOS apps are ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bugs, Citrus Diseases, Citrus Pests, Insects, Mobil Apps, Palm Pest, Palm Symptoms, Pests, Terrestrial Mollusc, TortAI Key, Weeds Key

Do you want to save water in your landscape?


January 27, 2014

Do you want to save water in your landscape? If you have an automatic irrigation system, the winter months are a great time to save water and increase the health of your lawn by paying close attention to the weather and your irrigation controller. According ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Controller, Grass, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Turf, Turfgrass, Water

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