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rust mite seen under microscopic magnification

One small mite; one giant problem


May 1, 2020

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Pgm_HortComm
Poinsettias grow in a greenhouse at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Bradenton

A curfew for poinsettias!


November 13, 2019

Let's talk poinsettias: most people either love them or hate them - there is little middle ground. Many people love their cheery colors, while many others hate that the plants can be temperamental, dropping all their leaves if given too much ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Extension, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Horticulture, Pgm_HortComm, Poinsettias
a collection of twospotted mites on a green background. twospotted mites are a major pest on more than 200 species of plants

Controlling insects naturally


September 12, 2019

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite. Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Environment, Extension, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Nature, Pgm_Chemicals

For the love of bugs!


August 19, 2019

“It’s a buggy world” is a sentiment that definitely rings true here in the sunshine state. With a conservative estimate of over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, there seems to be six-legged critters everywhere you look. Have you ever ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Environment, Florida Friendly, Landscape, Nature, Pgm_Chemicals, Wildlife
Hands sift compost gathered from a pile.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Recycle yard waste


April 21, 2017

Mention the word “recycle,” and many people automatically leap to thinking of glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and the range of consumer materials we acquire every day. But there’s another recyclable that many of us overlook, one that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Compost, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes, Recycle, Reduce Reuse Recycle, Yard Waste
Hands sift compost gathered from a pile.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Recycle yard waste


April 21, 2017

Mention the word “recycle,” and many people automatically leap to thinking of glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and the range of consumer materials we acquire every day. But there’s another recyclable that many of us overlook, one that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Compost, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes, Recycle, Yard Waste

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage yard pests responsibly


March 14, 2017

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners. In years past, the typical response ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, Pests, Pgm_HortRes, Turf, Yard

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage yard pests responsibly


March 14, 2017

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners. In years past, the typical response ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, Pests, Pgm_HortRes, Turf, Yard

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