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
Garberia (Garberia heterophylla or Garberia fruiticosa) is a shrubby plant that is a member of the Asteracae or Daisy/Composite family. The foliage of this Florida native plant is rather dull gray-green most of the year until the fall when ... READ MORE
Climbing Aster (Aster carolinianus aka Symphyotrichum carolinianum)
The climbing aster is one of many asters in Florida. In fact there are 440 different asters in Florida with 331 of them identified as native plants! The climbing aster ... READ MORE
Fringe Tree or Old Man's Beard (Chionanthus Virginicus) is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 3A to 9B. Fringe tree is a native plant through many states, as well as Florida in North and Central Florida. It can reach up to 20 feet with a spread ... READ MORE
Muhly Grass (Muhlbergia capillaris) is a Florida native ornamental grass that is hardy in Florida from USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11. Mulhly grass is outstanding in landscapes throughout the year with evergreen foliage. It is particulary attracitve ... READ MORE
Maryland Goldenaster (Chryopsis mariana) is a Florida native perennial. It is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10, with zones 8-10 in Florida. While you may have observed this goldenaster in the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Demonstration ... 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
Background: These boxwoods from a commercial nursery in Central Florida were showing signs of yellowing with the leaves progressing to a coffee-like brown color. Eventually, they would die back. The problem ... READ MORE
Note: This post does not apply to homeowners caring for their own lawns; it applies to commercial and public applicators only.
I often get questions about pesticide licenses, and for good reason: it gets confusing. Florida regulates licenses ... READ MORE
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