Category: Pests & Disease

Wild Radish In Bloom During Winter

Wild Radish

By Les Harrison The natural tri-colors of Wakulla County’s winter are vividly on display now. The muted tones of green, tan and brown represent the evergreens and the deciduous species. The rainbow shades of brilliant spring hues will… Read More

Allergy Sufferers: Get Ready For Ragweed

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The world has returned to a state of equilibrium. The solar eclipse has passed, the official start of autumn is just a few weeks away and the kids are back in… Read More

Armyworms Can Be A Real Problem In Garden

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Guests which are picky eaters are no fun, especially for a host. No matter what dish is served, there is always something wrong with it. It can be the wrong… Read More

Rains Feed Lush Growth Which Feeds Caterpillars

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” so wrote the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare in his classic play the Merchant of Venice…. Read More

Ambrosia Beetles Can Attack Healthy Trees

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers and an all-around intelligent person, observed in Poor Richard’s Almanac “a little leak will sink a great ship”. What he was attempting to say… Read More

Mosquitofish Are Relentless Hunters Of Mosquito Larvae

   By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for home gardens and landscapes as well as agricultural production. It has also minimized, if… Read More

Caterpillars Are Out, And Some Can Sting

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 is having a good start for Wakulla County’s residents. There has been plenty of rain to support the growth plants and shrubs, but the weeds and insects… Read More

Muscadine Grape Vines: Difficult To Control In Your Landscape

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The climb to the top is always a challenge, but it is the goal of many. The route is never a straight line or simple. There are constantly obstacles to identify,… Read More

An Early Onset Of Spring Means An Insect Feast For Spiders

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The early arrival of spring in Wakulla County, and the rest of north Florida in 2017, portends the possibility of some interesting occurrences.  If the pattern holds and a late season… Read More

Wicked Weeds: A Tangled Tale Of Thorny Smilax

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Certainly, Sleeping Beauty’s narcoleptic respite was secured by this plant. It is the very image of a noxious bramble which could be conjured up by an imaginative and resolute wicked… Read More