Consumer Horticulture Program
Our office has soil test kits available that you can pick up, prepare and send
off yourself for a small fee to Gainesville. The kits contain instructions, a
form, collection bags and a cardboard shipping box.
Click here to
access the Information Sheet...
Insect and Plant Disease Identification:
Our office can assist you with identifying insect
and plant disease problems for no fee. If we are unable to identify the problem,
you have the option to have the specimen sent to a UF/IFAS Lab for
identification. There may be a fee attached to this service.
Distance Diagnostic and Identification
We also have another diagnostic tool called the
Distance Diagnostic and Identification System (DDIS). With this tool, digital
pictures of insects, plants or disease are sent to various labs and specialists
for identification. This service is currently free of charge.
Landscape Gardening Series; Gardening Symposiums;
Model Pruners; Backyard Composting; Venomous Creatures; Ants; Termites;
Integrated Pest Management (IPM); Ornamental Landscape Pests; Africanized
Honeybees; Stinging and Biting Pests.
Commercial Horticulture Program
We offer recertification CEU's (Continuing Educational
Units), where workshops include trainings such as:
Ants; Termites; Natural Areas; IPM;
Ornamental Landscape Pests; Africanized Honeybees; Venomous Creatures; Stinging
and Biting Pests; Limited Commercial Landscape Certification.
Other Trainings: Commercial Pruning Workshops; Urban
Submit Insects for Identification
Insects for Identification: This pdf document provides the necessary information
for collection and preservation of insects. We can provide you the proper
materials for submission of samples. The manner in which insects are collected,
preserved, and submitted ensure a proper identification in a timely and
efficient way. Click here to
African Honey Bee
Several races or subspecies of honey bees reside in
Africa. One of these, Apis mellifera
scutellata, from the central and southern part
of the continent, is the predominant parental type introduced into South
America. This is the African or Africanized honey bee so often sensationalized
in the media. Click here to