Tag Archive: Landscapes

Potential Whitefly Outbreak threatens Florida Crops and Landscapes

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications Situation The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Scientists statewide, including those with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

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Challenges for Use of Glyphosate Alternatives in Urban Landscapes

Glyphosate has been a primary tool for controlling weeds in urban landscapes due to the systemic control it provides on a broad spectrum of weeds.  UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones. Dr. Ramon Leon, Extension Weed Specialist, West Florida REC, Jay Last year the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Angelina Sedum Shines in Winter Landscapes

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ is an evergreen perennial that adds some pizazz to winter landscapes. This low growing plant performs well in sunny, well-drained spots in the landscape but will also tolerate some shade. In the summer, the foliage is a brilliant chartreuse but after a few cold snaps it takes on a coppery bronze tinge …

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Re-emergence of Rose Mosaic Disease in Florida Nurseries and Landscapes

Fig. 1: Chlorotic line patterns on the leaves caused by Rose mosaic disease. Mathews Paret, Plant Pathologist, NFREC, University of Florida, Gary Knox, Horticulturist, NFREC, University of Florida, & Binoy Babu, Post-Doctoral Fellow, NFREC, University of Florida Roses are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the U.S with a wholesale value of $ …

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Paraná Pine, An Ancient-Looking Conifer for Modern Landscapes

Figure 1. Paraná pine has a narrow, pyramidal form when young.   Paraná Pine, Araucaria angustifolia: An ancient-looking conifer for modern landscapes Paraná pine is a primitive-looking conifer valued for its unusual horizontal branching, sharply pointed triangular needles and neat, symmetrical form. The primitive appearance of this evergreen tree results from its resemblance to and …

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