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io caterpillars on a hedge

Hey, ho, io!


October 8, 2018

They can be fairly hard to spot if you’re zipping through the landscape at 8 mph on a golf cart, but it is also hard to ignore 50 feet of a defoliating hibiscus hedge as a result of the collective appetite of an io caterpillar infestation. A ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Caterpillars, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape Pests, Moths, Parasitic Wasps, Pesticides, Pgm_HortComm, Stinging Caterpillars, Venomous Caterpillars

Palmetto Weevils


March 2, 2015

Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Once considered a minor pest of palms, the palmetto weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) has in recent years become a serious problem on Canary Island Date palms (Phoenix canariensis) and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Gardens, Horticulture, Landscaping, Palmetto, Pesticides, Pests, Pgm_HortComm, Pgm_HortRes, UF, Weevil

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