At UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, we often get questions about insect identification, treatment strategies, mosquito control, opportunities to protect and support pollinators, and how to apply best practices when using household chemicals. ... READ MORE
Florida is no stranger to the powerful forces of hurricanes that sweep through its landscapes, leaving devastation in their wake. Hurricane Idalia, Ian, and Irma have all drastically impacted our local landscapes in recent years. While immediate ... READ MORE
Do you wake up to find calling cards left under your porch light by frogs and lizards? We can all agree that cleaning up the mess every morning is certainly annoying. Well, there’s an easy and inexpensive way to end the nightly poo-party without ... READ MORE
Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our ecosystems.
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Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements
What are invasive species?
An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining ... READ MORE
CEU Seminars: 2021*
*All classes are webinars until further notice
Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – 6 weekly 1-hr modules LLO/LCLM/O&T/L&O CEUs; Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landscape-university-tickets-130498591801?aff
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An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native*, and its introduction can be intentional or unintentional.
There are many kinds of invaders such as algae, plants, fungus, ... READ MORE
Do you know the song, "The ants go marching one by one; hurrah, hurrah"? Picture in place of the ants, grasshoppers. Not just any grasshopper, but the Eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera. If you have ever had the opportunity to cross ... READ MORE
A really tiny mite—almost imperceptible to the naked eye—can cause giant problems in the plant world.
Eriophyid mites are less than 1 mm in length, which makes them difficult to see. Yet, one female mite can lay up to 800 eggs, which ... READ MORE
Although it is certainly a challenge to maintain some semblance of normalcy as we continue to navigate the CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines, the UF/IFAS commitment to providing support for our clientele remains unchanged. Below ... READ MORE