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Celebrate World Pest Day Today!


June 6, 2022

What is World Pest Day? Today, June 6th, is National World Pest Day! World Pest Day was first celebrated on June 6, 2017 and has since become an annual event. The day is recognized to bring awareness to the problems pests can cause and the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: CEUs, Licensing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticides, SeminoleCountyAg, World Pest Day
Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida

Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners


April 20, 2021

Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation! In this webinar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension Learning, Florida Friendly, Grass, Irrigation, Lawn, Residential Irrigation, Residential Landscape, Virtual Workshop, Water, Water Conservation
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How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it like ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Species, IPM, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
Weed wrangle week, air potato

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them? In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, Invasive Species, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle, Weeds
Weed wrangle week, air potato

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them? Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, Invasive Species, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, Weed Wrangle
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Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds


September 2, 2020

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be part of a brushing scam. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Invasive Species, Mail, Seed Disposal, Seed Packages, Seed Packets, Seeds In Mail, Suspicious Packages, Suspicious Seeds, Unsolicited Seeds, USDA
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Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing


August 17, 2020

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, DDIS, Diagnostics, Digital Diagnotics, Distance Diagnostic And Identification System, Insects, Pest ID, Photography, Photos, Plant Pathogens

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