Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.

689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850

  1. Be careful to not overuse pesticides

    by , 12-12-2011 at 06:57 PM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Pesticides are good tools when used properly. But overuse of pesticides in our lawns, landscapes and gardens can result in a number of problems.

    Insects can become resistant to insecticides when a product is repeatedly used. Because many insect species reproduce rapidly, having many generations per year, a resistant population can develop in a short time. We’ve seen this happen in agriculture and in landscapes. Hundreds of insect species are known to have resistance to certain insecticides. ...
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