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Landscape Best Management Practices course

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Danny and Chuck attended a “Florida Friendly” Landscape Best Management Practices day-long course on Dec. 15, 2017 in Palatka, FL The course provided the latest information on fertilizer application techniques and state and federal regulations. The course is required for anyone applying fertilizer to landscapes, lawn and trees in Florida.

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Canary Island Date Palm and the Weevil

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I just had a Canary Island Date Palm die, how do I protect the others in my yard from this weevil?
thanks

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There is no product that will provide 100% protection from the palmetto weevil. But there are some that will help. I should not give pesticide advice especially since I don’t know where you are located. Every county in the country has a  Cooperative Extension office which is part of the land grant college in your state. Usually you can ...

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Slime Flux on my maple tree

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I have a big maple on the side of my driveway that for sure has slime flux disease. You and your father are the only ones who thankfully say it is not fatal. The “tree guy” I had look at it yesterday has already made himself an appointment for next week to cut down the tree. He pointed out “African” bees on it to which I expressed doubt and let him know they have been harmless and have been enjoying ...

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Deformed, twisted citrus leaves

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Question: Hi chuck I have a lime tree with most of the leaves twisted and with slime clear like if a molusk were snail were passing throughout the leaves what this could be an what will be the best product to treat it?

 

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You have a very common but not too harmful citrus leafminer. It will not kill trees but will deform the leaves. There is no good treatment because by the time you see the damage the culprit (a small caterpiller ...

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Getting rid of bamboo tree stake

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About a month ago I had two Red Sunset Maples planted by a local nursery. These were container trees in 25 gal pots that are about 15 feet tall and 2-3 inches in diameter at the base. The pots had long bamboo poles inserted right next to the trunk that
run the length of the tree and the trees are sort of wrapped around the pole
and tied to it. Also the tree was staked with a three point stake system.
I have ...

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