Category: Pests & Disease

FREE Copy of the “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” Magazine

20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers

Create Your Own Wildflower Oasis For The Pollinators     UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office invites you to pick up a FREE copy, (2 per household) of the beautiful full color  “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” magazine produced by Florida Wildflower Foundation. 22… Read More

September Gardens 9-13-2018

gardeners north Florida

By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences… Read More

Autumn Here 9-13-2018

Ant-grasshopper-prepared-winter

By Les Harrison Tale Of The Ant And The Grasshopper Aesop, the Greek fabulist, told the moralistic tale of the ant and the grasshopper more than 2500 years ago. The ant was wisely industrious and prepared for the… Read More

Harvest season is also time when seeds spread

Harvest

By Les Harrison Harvest Season September has traditionally been the beginning of harvest season. Many agricultural crops are reaching maturity and, depending on several environmental factors, are soon to be ready for gathering. During the bygone era when… Read More

The rain has Lovebugs missing this year

Lovebugs, flying insect, distraction, absence, conjoined, pairs

By Les Harrison Lovebugs Not Leaving Its Mark The pace of life and the unending supply of distractions in 2018 keep most resident’s thoughts occupied with too many diversions. The student’s recent return to school, the elections, the… Read More

Barn Bugs

destructive barn bugs

By: Les Harrison Destructive Barn Bugs By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive barn bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and… Read More

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions. Wasps in north… Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit all sorts of… Read More

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More