In this Issue:
  • Citrus Canker in Northwest Florida
  • Get Those Fairies Off My Lawn!
  • Citrus Greening (HLB) A Troublesome Bacterial Pathogen
  • Fall Turf Issues
  • Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option
  • Common Live Oak Problems and Solutions
  • Peppers Get Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Too!
  • What’s Wrong with My Plant…Picture
  • Do Your Plants have Problems?
  • Fighting Fireblight
  • Disease

    Citrus Canker in Northwest Florida

    In November 2013, citrus canker was found for the first time in the Florida panhandle in Gulf Breeze in southern Santa Rosa County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) tested and confirmed the disease on grapefruit trees in a residential landscape. Since that time, citrus canker has been confirmed on citrus trees …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/11/citrus-canker-in-northwest-florida/

    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/

    Citrus Greening (HLB) A Troublesome Bacterial Pathogen

    If we look at the big picture when it comes to invasive species, some of the smallest organisms on the planet should pop right into focus. A microscopic bacterium named Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the cause of Citrus Greening (HLB), has devastated the citrus industry worldwide. This tiny creature lives and multiplies within the phloem tissue …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/02/citrus-greening-hlb-a-troublesome-bacterial-pathogen/

    Fall Turf Issues

    The crisp air of fall is upon us. Maybe. We live in northwest Florida and we are not experiencing the change in weather just yet. With the change in weather coming, we are having specific issues in turfgrass lawns and are sure to have others in the near future. Extension agents in the western panhandle have …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/09/29/fall-turf-issues/

    Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option

    Being a gardener in the panhandle has its advantages. We’re able to grow a tremendous variety of vegetables on a year-round basis. However, in this climate, plant diseases, insects and weeds can often thrive. Usually, chemical measures are applied to thwart these pests. Some panhandle gardeners are now searching for techniques regarding a more natural …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/08/19/panhandle-vegetable-gardeners-seeking-the-organic-option/

    Common Live Oak Problems and Solutions

      The Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is one of the most iconic figures of the Deep South. Mentioning the words Live Oak invokes all sorts of romantic nostalgia of yesteryear and the reputation is not unearned. In fact, many Live Oaks still stand that were growing on American soil when the first English settlers set …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/26/common-live-oak-problems-and-solutions/

    Peppers Get Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Too!

    Peppers and tomatoes are in the same plant family – solanaceae or more commonly known as the nightshade family – and can be susceptible to some of the same diseases. This is true of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). The solanaceae family includes potatoes, eggplant, tobacco, petunia, tomatillo and deadly nightshade in addition to pepper …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/07/peppers-get-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-too/

    What’s Wrong with My Plant…Picture

    Homeowners and businesses will often send in plant and insect pictures to the Extension Office. This is a convenient practice for both clientele and Extension Agents, but sometimes it may make diagnosis more difficult and more time-consuming. More often though, a fresh or living specimen is necessary for proper identification. In an age when high …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/05/whats-wrong-with-my-plant-picture/

    Do Your Plants have Problems?

      Many gardeners get stumped when a favorite plant of theirs comes down with a strange “something”. Many of these gardeners know about UF/IFAS Extension and call their local horticulture and agriculture agents for assistance in figuring out what’s going on. However, even these experts are often stumped by what they see. Fortunately, the agents …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/05/do-your-plants-have-problems/

    Fighting Fireblight

    Gardeners in Northwest Florida were blessed this spring with conditions conducive to great gardening, mild weather and plenty of rain. However, with those pleasant conditions has come an unusually high occurrence of Fireblight. Cases of Fireblight have been brought into our office almost daily this spring/early summer! Fireblight is a difficult to control, rapidly-spreading disease …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/06/22/fighting-fireblight/

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