Blake Thaxton

Author's details

Name: Blake Thaxton
Date registered: July 12, 2012

Biography

Santa Rosa County Extension
Agent I, Commercial Horticulture

Latest posts

  1. Growing Healthy Palms Workshop — July 20, 2016
  2. It is time to monitor for Rose Rosette Disease in Florida — May 24, 2016
  3. Too Late yet Too Early — March 24, 2016
  4. Sprinkler System check up — February 19, 2016
  5. Controlling Weeds in Landscape Beds — January 22, 2016

Author's posts listings

Growing Healthy Palms Workshop

University of Florida palm and disease Extension specialist Dr. Monica Elliott will share information on palm installation and best management practices. Timing and techniques for proper palm planting. Establishing and care for palms through proper watering, fertilization, and pruning. Learn the cold hardy palms to plant along the Gulf Coast and palm issues and diseases …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/07/20/growing-healthy-palms-workshop/

It is time to monitor for Rose Rosette Disease in Florida

Author: Dr. Mathews Paret Caused by: Rose rosette virus (Currently not present in Florida; but previously discovered in three counties in Florida in 2013 and 2014 led to the successful destroyal of the infected plants) Vectored by: An eriophyid mite species; Phyllocoptes fructiphilus (Not known to be present in Florida). Grafting or budding can also transmit the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/05/24/it-is-time-to-monitor-for-rose-rosette-disease-in-florida/

Too Late yet Too Early

Author: J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D. – Extension Turf Specialist Spring has sprung! With that comes the urge to ramp up spring landscaping projects – planting a garden; replenishing the mulch in the beds; planting summer annuals for color; preventing that nasty crabgrass from germinating; and fertilizing the lawn. STOP! WAIT! TIMEOUT! “Weed-and-Feed” products are commonly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/03/24/too-late-yet-too-early/

Sprinkler System check up

Lawns and landscapes require water to flourish and provide the green surroundings desired around homes and recreational areas. Often nature provides water for the landscape in the form of rain, but that is not always adequate. Turf and ornamental plants in the establishment stage need supplemental irrigation during hotter months, especially in the sandy soils of northwest Florida, which can dry out at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/02/19/sprinkler-system-check-up/

Controlling Weeds in Landscape Beds

Author: Dr. Chris Marble, UF/IFAS MREC While the bulk of most residential weed control programs focus on controlling weeds in turf, weeds can also be very problematic in landscape planting beds. Controlling weeds in landscape beds can be very difficult because unlike turf, planting beds typically contain several different ornamental species that can range from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/01/22/controlling-weeds-in-landscape-beds/