In agriculture, one of the things we worry about the most is pesticide resistance. When a pest like an insect, weed, or disease is no longer effectively controlled by a pesticide, growers may be left with few - if any - alternatives. The concept ... READ MORE
Have you been bothered by small brown moths flitting around your landscape? You may find them in your landscape year-round, but may more likely find them from August to October which can lead to negative impacts to the health to your warm season ... READ MORE
There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas. These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including irrigation, fertilization or mowing ... READ MORE
For those of you that haven’t committed to staying in Florida for our steamy Florida summers with frequent rain and lots of bugs, your lawn and landscape will miss you. There are things you should do to prepare your lawn and landscape for ... READ MORE
Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of thousands of lives; upheaval of national ... READ MORE
Mulches for the Landscape
Residents that prefer to use organic mulches in their landscape beds have several options to choose from that provide many benefits to Florida's sandy soils and plants.
Types and Benefits of Organic Mulch
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“Cool, wet springs followed by warm, humid weather in the overwintering areas favor survival and reproduction of fall armyworm, allowing it to escape suppression by natural enemies.”
Sound like 2019?
“Weeds known to serve as hosts ... READ MORE
Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive.
The ... READ MORE
Love is in the Air! Plecia neartica hardy, or more commonly known as the lovebug is out in high numbers both in Spring and Fall. Find huge numbers of lovebugs on nectar flowers in your landscape when they are actively mating. They are ... READ MORE
Controlling flies on livestock in Florida is a challenge. Please note the word, “control.” We would love to substitute that word with “eradicate”, but that is not realistic. Our main pests are horn flies and face flies. In Florida, ... READ MORE