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Locally grown strawberries

Strawberries Are In!

You don’t have to ride far in Lee County to see that it’s strawberry season. Farmers have been working …

Spring Is in the Air

Is spring really here? What insects do you see and in what number? There are thousands of insects in …

Fire Ant Stings on Hand

Fire Ant Stings

Fire ants in established turf grass and landscape beds are a serious nuisance pest that interferes with us being …

Red Sorrel

Red Sorrel in Lawns

Weeds are not killing your lawn – they’re indicators that a problem already exists. They are plants that are …

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Identify Frost Damage

Winter damage can occur on many plants, some that you wouldn’t expect. A rapid temperature drop following a mid-winter …

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Root Knot Nematodes

Nematodes–especially root-knot nematodes–cause major losses in vegetable crops. Root-knot nematodes are microscopic roundworms that can pierce the roots of …

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Farewell to Fireants

If the recent warmer temperatures and breaks in the rain have you out inspecting your garden like I am, …

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Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to identify and manage common armored scale insects that …

Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of aphid pests of ornamental trees, …

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the Landscape and in the Home

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the brown marmorated stink bug, …

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Japanese beetle adults, which feed …

Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

Management of Adult Japanese Beetles for Commercial Nursery and Landscape Operations

This entomology insect note describes the management of Japanese beetles in commercial nursery and landscape …

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …