Testing the Site for Issues Today

by Dave Curtis April 27, 2017Gardening and Planting Help

Well, here goes. Hi, I’m the website designer and sometimes SEO for Tampa Ag and I’m testing to see how quickly I can create and edit a page or post on the site. So far no problem – very smooth and easy. Load time is pretty quick on the back end, so now I’ll add […]

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Planting Natives for Easy Gardening!

by Monique April 12, 2017Gardening and Planting Help

Planting Natives! Plants that is!! Many of us want to simplify our lives. Whether we are forced into it or we just want our lives to be simpler and easier, we find out that all the “stuff” we thought we had to have, we are actually happier without! We cut back the unnecessary fillers in […]

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Azaleas ~ Central Florida is Blooming Now!

by Monique March 1, 2017Gardening and Planting Help

Just some basics for Azaleas, a much loved shrub in Florida. This beautiful shrub is originally from China and blooms here in late winter, early spring. They are a relative of Mountain Laurel and blueberry. Azaleas come in shades of red, orange, pink and white. There are many different cultivars and beautiful when planted in […]

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Pre-emergent Herbicides – Prevent Weeds Seeds from Sprouting

by Monique February 6, 2017Herbicides

Pre emergent Herbicides! Early spring is the time to take care of weeds, BEFORE they germinate. Products vary with some labeled for only turf or only ornamentals or both. You will also have to make sure the product is labeled for your particular turf or plants, since using a product not labeled may harm your […]

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ARBOR DAY IN FLORIDA – 2017

by Monique January 20, 2017Gardening and Planting Help

ARBOR DAY IN FLORIDA 2017 Today, January 20th, is Arbor Day here in Florida. It’s always celebrated on the third Friday in January. Our zones are 8-11 and as you know this is a proper time to plant trees, which is what Arbor Day represents. There is a national Arbor Day, which is always celebrated […]

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Organic Pesticides Allowed on Marijuana (Cannabis) in Certain States

by Monique October 28, 2016Organics

These Organic Pesticides are Allowed on Marijuana (Cannabis) in Certain States. As marijuana is becoming legal in more states there are certain products that have been deemed safe for use in production. I am only listing products that come from mainstream and reputable companies. Here is the list: Actinovate SP – Streptocyces Lydicus – Biological […]

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What’s that little red bug eating the potato vine? Updated – October 2015

by Monique October 27, 2015Gardening and Planting Help

Click here to see my original article “What’s that little red bug eating the potato vine?” The little red beetle Lilioceris cheni, a native to Asia, was released for biological control at various public sites as well as privately owned lands by The Division of Plant Industry in the summer of 2012 in many Florida […]

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What’s that little red bug eating the potato vine?

by Monique September 17, 2014Invasive species

Finally a solution to the long suffering and multi-millions of dollars spent on eradicating the Potato vine? It’s looking that way! Since originally writing this article I’ve updated the information on the little red beetle Lilioceris cheni here. The air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera was introduced to Florida in 1905 and is native to Asia and Africa. […]

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Pre-emergent Herbicides

by Monique March 13, 2013Herbicides

Early spring is the time to take care of weeds, BEFORE they germinate. Products vary with some labeled for only turf or only ornamentals or both. You will also have to make sure the product is labeled for your particular turf or plants, since using a product not labeled may harm your grass or plants. […]

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Those Pesky Whiteflies

by Monique January 23, 2012Garden Pests

I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately about a severe outbreak of whitefly, especially on Lugustrum and Viburnum hedges in South Florida especially in the Florida Keys. Whiteflies are pretty common and attack many trees, shrubs and annuals and whereas the citrus whitefly was the major whitefly attacking ornamentals for many years it has […]

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