Sheila Dunning

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Name: Sheila Dunning
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu

Latest posts

  1. Fertilizer Label Requirements for Urban Turf (Lawns) — July 12, 2018
  2. Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance — July 12, 2018
  3. April is National Safe Dig Month — April 5, 2018
  4. Celebrate Arbor Day — January 5, 2018
  5. 2016 Formosan Termite Swarm Report — August 26, 2016

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Fertilizer Label Requirements for Urban Turf (Lawns)

  As of January 2015 the labels on fertilizer bags have changed. Florida Rule 5E-1.003 required fertilizer manufacturers to modify their package recommendations and wording. “Specialty fertilizers” was one of the more significant changes. This included packages that weigh 49 pounds or less and are labeled for home (residential) lawn use. The new labeling requirement …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/07/12/fertilizer-label-requirements-for-urban-turf-lawns/

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance

The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance pesticide applicator certification exam is changing soon.  July 24, 2018 may be the last opportunity in the Panhandle to take the older version.   072418 If you need to earn a new certification or renew an existing one plan on joining us at the Okaloosa County Extension office.

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/07/12/limited-commercial-landscape-maintenance/

April is National Safe Dig Month

This month, recognized by the Senate and Florida’s governor, reminds diggers why calling 811 before all outdoor digging projects is important to your safety. Before installing a mailbox, fence, deck, garden or tree make sure to call Sunshine 811 to have underground lines marked. 811 is the free national number designated by the Federal Communications …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/04/05/april-is-national-safe-dig-month/

Celebrate Arbor Day

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is Arbor Day. Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, but planting any time before spring will establish a tree quickly. Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2018/01/05/celebrate-arbor-day/

2016 Formosan Termite Swarm Report

  The genus Coptotermes contains the largest number of termite pests (28 species) worldwide, with the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosansus, being the most widely distributed and most economically important.  During the 1960’s it was found in Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The first well-established colony in Florida was reported in 1980. A single colony …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/08/26/2016-formosan-termite-swarm-report/

Should a Red Maple be Planted There?

Red Maples are among the most frequently planted urban trees. Many of its features, especially its leaves are quite variable in form.  Its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds are all red to varying degrees.  But, it is best known for its brilliant deep scarlet foliage in autumn.  Red Maple is adaptable to a wide range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/08/26/should-a-red-maple-be-planted-there/

Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer License – Do You Have It?

On June 18, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed into law SB 494 requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators have a license by January 1, 2014. Passing the Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training is mandatory to obtain that license. University of Florida/IFAS Extension provides training and testing programs in urban landscape management practices and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/green/2016/03/24/limited-urban-commercial-fertilizer-license-do-you-have-it/