Friday, January 8, 2010

Tree and Landscape Shortcourse

Are you interested in finding out...
Just what is Florida Friendly Landscaping and how does it apply to groundcovers?
Why is there a new law about Florida Friendly and Homeowners' Associations?
What's the deal with bleeding oaks?
Where does Roundup go after it's applied?
How should a spreader be calibrated?
How can irrigation efficiency be increased?
What's the deal with reclaimed water?
And much more!!

Online registration for the 2010 Tree and Landscape Short Course is OPEN!!! Check it out here

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Treating Cold-Damaged Palms

With the unusually cold weather and freezes in the area many palms can be damaged or even killed by these cold temperatures.

Some popular palms such as Adonidia merrillii (Christmas palm), Roystonia regina (royal palm), Ptychosperma elegans (Alexander palm), Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (bottle palm), Hyophorbe verschaffeltii (spindle palm), and Cocos nucifera (coconut palm) can be damaged and some even killed by cold temperatures.

Treating cold-damaged palms may be necessary to keep them from getting bud rot. To learn more see this UF/IFAS publication:

Reduce Bahia Mowing Costs by 50%

Do you have large tracts of Bahia to mow? Learn how you can cut your mowing costs 25 to 50%.

The University of Florida/IFAS has a proven method for reducing Bahia mowing costs. This successful method has been used in Hillsborough County and throughout the Southeast. To learn more about how you can institute this program please attend a presentation by Dr. Jay Ferrell, Assistant Professor, Weed Science.

The date is February 17th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Location is the UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. This is a free class, but registration is required. You can register at this link: 3011

Please feel free to distribute this information to anyone you know who would be interested.

We are looking forward to seeing you.