My name is Sean M., and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. I was ... READ MORE
Scientific Name: Dimocarpus longan Lour.
Common Names: lungan, dragon eye, longana, leng keng
Origin: southern China, Sri Lanka, Indochinese peninsula, southwest India, Mayanmar (Burma)
Climate: Longan grows in a tropical climate and subtropical ... READ MORE
One of the important pathogens that cause anthracnose disease on papaya is Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes. Anthracnose disease is a common disease on many tropical and subtropical fruits in Florida such as mango. The management of this disease ... READ MORE
Which pesticide license do I need?
Please click on the link below and answer the following questions to determine the license you need. The questionnaire provided in this link will help you to find the appropriate license based on your job ... READ MORE
As strong summer thunderstorms start to roll in, which sometimes bring heavy amounts of rain, it is important to remember to keep yard waste from collecting near and going down the storm drains. Collectively, this simple step can be one of ... READ MORE
Landscapers and homeowners alike are very excited during plant growing season. People in my neighborhood are busy with their lawnmowers and are shopping for new plants. But did you know that many lawn and landscape problems are caused by people ... READ MORE
For decades, fire ants have been a nuisance in the Southeastern United States. Fire ants move from one location to another, people transport them when transport landscaping and agricultural equipment. Therefore, it is advisable to inspect all ... READ MORE
As an Extension Educator with the UF/IFAS Extension, clients told me many times that the applied pesticides do not work against the targeted pest anymore. In most cases the pesticide applicators blame pesticide failures on the manufacturer. ... READ MORE
On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast. As part of this training program, I asked the Master Gardeners to come ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... READ MORE