Category Archives: Plants

Fusarium Wilt in Canary Island Date Palms

Fusarium Wilt of Canary Island Date Palm (PP215/PP139) As the name implies, Fusarium wilt of Canary Island date palm is primarily observed on the Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis). It was first documented in the United States in the … Continue reading

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Cogongrass Publication

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) Biology, Ecology, and Management in Florida Grazing Lands (SSAGR52/WG202) Cogongrass is found on every continent and is considered a weedy pest in 73 countries. In the U.S., cogongrass is found primarily in the Southeast. It was accidentally … Continue reading

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New Publication – Bud Rot of Palms

Bud Rot of Palm (PP220/PP144) To understand bud rots, an explanation of palm anatomy is necessary. The growing point of the palm is often called the bud or heart. All leaves originate from there, and each palm stem has only … Continue reading

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Free Disease Management Seminar

BASF is hosting a half-day disease management seminar for greenhouse and nursery growers on Thursday, June 28 at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm. The focus is on disease control and plant health strategies in ornamentals with … Continue reading

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Proper Use of Glyphosate

Did you know that overapplication is one of the most common errors associated with the use of glyphosate herbicide, resulting in runoff to the soil, possible damage to non-target plants, and wasted time and money?  The solution:  mix a temporary dye … Continue reading

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New and Improved Landscape Plants

Meet Dr. Gary Knox, UF Extension Specialist and Professor of Environmental Horticulture based out of the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.  Dr Knox specializes in evaluating landscape plants and improving the quality and diversity of crops for … Continue reading

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2 New Pest Publications from UF/IFAS Researchers

European Pepper Moth or Southern European Marsh Pyralid Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae) (EENY508/IN910) Researchers are monitoring this notable greenhouse pest in northern Europe and Canada for the cut flower, vegetable and aquatic plant industries. Its native range is … Continue reading

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