Tag: Pgm_HortComm

When the bough breaks

Remember when it was the common notion that termites in trees did no harm – they were simply scavenging on decaying wood? Well it turns out that there are new and ‘improved’ termites which actually kill trees. Termite… Read More

Hey, ho, io!

io caterpillars on a hedge

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… Read More

EVENT: Limited commercial landscape maintenance seminar and exam

urban landscape setting

All commercial landscape professionals who apply pesticides (including Roundup), are required to take a six-hour training class to obtain a Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. This certification allows you to apply ‘Caution’-labeled pesticides to ornamental plants and… Read More

CLASS: Limited commercial “Roundup” license seminar and exam

If you do landscape maintenance for hire, on private or commercial properties, and wish to apply pesticides (including Roundup), this six-hour training class is required to obtain the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license (commonly called the “Roundup… Read More

CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

Florida home with maintained landscaping

This class is designed to provide training in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting… Read More

Help your plants survive (or recover from) a cold blast

ice settles on blueberry plants in Florida

It’s not exactly the icy wonderland shown in the image with this post, but we’re experiencing some seriously cold weather for Florida. For homeowners (or renters), the cold blast can wreak havoc on landscapes and gardens. Let us,… Read More

I spy… whitefly!

When is a scale insect not a scale insect? When it’s actually the juvenile stage of a whitefly. That is what some of the local landscapers found out while scouting for pests. The pupal cases of both Tetraleurodes (e.g., mulberry whitefly)… Read More