Category: Pests & Disease

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

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 turfgrass areas that have been… Read More

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

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… Read More

New Doom for St. Augustinegrass

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

Florida Vegetable Garden FAQs

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 like to try a… Read More

New FREE Mobil Apps Available for Plant Pests

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… Read More

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly

Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Florida is a hotbed of new pests; it seems like we get them all of the time.  One of the latest pests to infest our landscapes is the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly,… Read More