Matt Lollar

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Name: Matt Lollar
Date registered: May 13, 2015

Biography

Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production from Auburn University.

Latest posts

  1. Bark Stripping Squirrels — May 18, 2017
  2. Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden — April 13, 2017
  3. Permaculture Workshop – April 29 — April 7, 2017
  4. Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn! — March 20, 2017
  5. Large Limb Removal Tips — February 11, 2017

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Bark Stripping Squirrels

Squirrel bark stripping damage on a Chinese elm.

The squirrels are at it again! This time they are stripping the bark from the trunks of my Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia) trees. Squirrels feed on the bark of a number of other different tree species including oaks, maples, and pecans. There are a few theories as to why squirrels feed on tree bark. Pregnant Females …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/18/bark-stripping-squirrels/

Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden

Most of you plant a spring vegetable garden with a number of different vegetable types. However, you may not realize that you are improving the health of your soil and your crops by planting a diverse garden.  Intercropping is a gardening practice of growing different crops in the same field.  When planting a mixture of crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/04/13/increase-crop-diversity-to-improve-your-garden/

Permaculture Workshop – April 29

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting “Permaculture: An Introduction” on Saturday, April 29. Join us from 9AM to 2PM on Saturday, April 29 at the Jackson County Extension Office (2741 Penn Ave., Ste.#3, Marianna, FL) to learn the basics of permaculture. What is permaculture you might ask? Basically, it is the utilization of edible …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/04/07/permaculture-workshop-april-29/

Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!

Mushrooms often are grouped in a circle in your lawn.  This is due to the circular release of spores from a central mushroom. “Fairy Ring” is a term used to describe this phenomenon. Fairy rings can be caused by multiple mushroom species such as Chlorophyllum spp., Marasmius spp., Lepiota spp., Lycoperdon spp., and other basidiomycete fungi. Occurrence …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/20/get-those-fairies-off-my-lawn/

Large Limb Removal Tips

There are a number of reasons to remove large limbs from mature trees. The three most common reasons are to either remove dead wood, to keep limbs from interfering with one another and rubbing or growing together, or to keep the tree from having narrow crotch angles. (“Narrow crotch angle” is not a very charming …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/11/large-limb-removal-tips/

Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna

BASIC HYDROPONIC GARDENING WORKSHOP Learn hydroponic gardening basics. Identify suitable plants for hydroponic gardening. Learn plant food recommendations for hydroponic gardens. Go home with equipment for a small portable hydroponic garden. WHEN:                                  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 TIME:       …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/10/hydroponic-gardening-workshop-marianna/

Poinsettia Care

It’s Christmastime and time to pull your poinsettias out of the closet. Oh, you don’t have poinsettias left over from Christmas’ past? Well, if you follow some simple steps then you may be enjoying this year’s crop for years to come. But first, let’s go over a few fun poinsettia facts. Poinsettia Facts The distinctive, colorful …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/12/22/poinsettia-care/

What’s Eating My Tree?

The Chinese elms in my yard are under attack.  They are dropping leaves and the temperature’s still in the 70s.  Upon closer look, they aren’t just dropping leaves but the tips of branches too.  What is going on?  Is there a new insect pest wreaking havoc on my trees?  Did I do something wrong?  No, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/11/07/whats-eating-my-tree/

Jackson County Daffodil Sale!

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are selling daffodil bulbs.  Bulbs are sold in paper bags for $5.00 per bag.  Bulb counts vary per bag based on bulb size.  For descriptions of available bulbs please see the attached flyer. Jackson County Daffodil Selection/Description To make a bulb order or for other questions please call the Jackson …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/10/28/jackson-county-daffodil-sale/

Sod Webworms May Soon Be in a Yard Near You!

Tropical sod webworms (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis) have recently been encountered in a number of yards in the Panhandle. The worms usually feed in large groups and unfortunately, the first, and basically the only, sign of damage is often a large area of shorter grass due to their feeding. The arrival time of sod webworms is also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/09/29/sod-webworms-may-soon-be-in-a-yard-near-you/

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