In this Issue:
  • How to Care for Palms After the Storm
  • Do Your Plants have Problems?
  • Palms Can Suffer in the Cold
  • Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike
  • Palm Care for the Panhandle
  • Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!
  • Select Recent Rains Exacerbate Pesky Palm Problems
  • Did the Freeze Kill My Palms?
  • Douse Those Pests With Oil!
  • What’s Wrong With My Sago Palm?
  • Palm care

    How to Care for Palms After the Storm

    A common question after a tropical storm or hurricane event is will my palm tree recover? Palms grow different from other trees, so there’s definitely a different way to care for them post-storm. The growing point of a palm tree is the bud, located in the top of the tree. This is where the palm …

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    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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    Palms Can Suffer in the Cold

    While palms may survive, or even thrive, for years in climates cooler than those to which they are native, eventually they will experience temperatures cold enough to cause injury. Here in Northwest Florida, it was January 2014.  Unfortunately, much of the damage was not evident until the summer of 2015.  The palms held on with …

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    Reference Books for Gardeners and Landscapers Alike

    As our world and our lives become more centered on technology it seems that all the information we need is just a touch screen away. After all, you are most likely reading this article from a laptop, smart phone, or tablet. While convenient and portable, there are some places you might not wish to take …

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    Palm Care for the Panhandle

    Every landscape manager and homeowner, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add a tropical feel to their landscape.  One way to achieve this is to incorporate palms and other tropical plants into planting beds.  Like any other plant, proper care is key to success.  The improper care of palms stems from a lack of knowledge about the unique …

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    Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!

    Many people picture sugar sand beaches, emerald green water, and gorgeous palm trees swaying in the breeze when they think about visiting or moving to Florida. The panhandle offers the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sugar sand beaches, but sometimes its palms look a bit deficient. Why is that and what will it take to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/12/02/reduce-maintenance-and-improve-palm-health/

    Select Recent Rains Exacerbate Pesky Palm Problems

    Palms can be difficult to manage in Northwest Florida.  To have healthy palms it is important to think about possible cold temperatures, disease, and nutrient needs of palms.  The panhandle of Florida was blasted with cold this winter and it is easy to see the effects on the palms.  There are many palms throughout Northwest …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/05/06/pesky-palm-problems/

    Did the Freeze Kill My Palms?

    The freezing rain last week across the panhandle left icicles hanging from street signs, rooftops, trees, shrubs and palms. Many people now wonder if their palms will survive the assault of the hard freeze. The chance of survival depends on the following factors: the most important consideration is the species of palm; a few of …

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    Douse Those Pests With Oil!

    horticultural oil and neem oil bottles

    For centuries, people annoyed with plant pests have used oils to control insects, mites, and even some fungal diseases. Current oil products are better than ever! Commercially available horticultural oils are mineral oils from refined petroleum products. Impurities are removed and then an emulsifying agent is added that allows the oil to mix with water …

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    What’s Wrong With My Sago Palm?

    king sago palm with manganese deficiency symptoms

    Is the newest growth on your sago palm turning yellow, brown, frizzy looking and dying – is it a pest or disease or something else? This sago palm is suffering from a classic case of manganese deficiency. When sago palms lack manganese, the newest leaves will develop yellow splotches or be entirely yellow. As the …

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