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Summer Issues – Weather and Pests

Have you been fortunate enough to get some much needed rain this week? We did today, but not very much – our first rain in more than 3 weeks. Hopefully you’ve fared better than I. Prior to today’s brief shower, … Continue reading

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Continuing Pest Problems

As in my last posting, pests continue to be a problem – not just insects, but also weeds. While driving around Central Florida recently, I noticed that many homeowners had numerous broadleaf weeds either flowering or developing seed heads, not … Continue reading

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Pest control suggestions for grasshoppers, scale, spider mites, and aphids.

To begin with, I wish to apologize for the delays in posting new blogs. Since my last posting I have been extremely busy, especially with Master Gardener work, which has included bi-weekly talks at DeBary Hall, (call 386-668-3840 to learn … Continue reading

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Spider Mites

If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ve noticed that I’ve been reporting about an increase in pest problems this year due to our mild winter.  Because of current hot, dry weather, spider mites are showing up practically everywhere.  They attack … Continue reading

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Pests

Central Florida continues to be plagued by pests.  I’m still getting lots of calls on scale insects, white fly, spider mites, aphids, and lawn insects.  Where I live, I’ve had to deal with rodents in our bean patch, deer eating … Continue reading

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Pest Control

I guess you heard or read in the paper that because of our mild winter weather, we can expect lots of pests this year.  So far, I’ve observed grasshoppers, tent caterpillars, leaf miners, spider mites, slugs, white fly, scale insects, … Continue reading

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Growing Tomatoes in Florida

Tomatoes are a very important commercial crop in Florida, and a popular crop in our gardens.  They’re easy to grow, but it’s important that you get the correct varieties for our area.  Many that you find in local box stores … Continue reading

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