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Old 06-12-2013, 09:33 PM
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Weed, fungus, bug advice!

I'd like to learn more about the above but don't have time for classes, I work 7 days a week. I know a little bit from years of being a lawn boy, but I'd like to expand my knowledge. Any websites or books to recommend?

I'm more curious than anything.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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Uf has a good weed id book that runs like 14 or so...
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:53 PM
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Its on Amazon right?
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:55 PM
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Probably..i think i bought mine from ifas
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:05 PM
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where do we go from here?

HOA had aphids on Crape Myrtles last August...I referred an applicator to spray the aphids, two treatments--

the crapes bloomed and looked great--fast foreword to the present--

I visited site and noticed aphids on the crapes a few days ago..I sent a note to the property manager and asked if they wanted to get the aphids treated again...

He says..."don't we have a warranty from the treatments last year?"

dormant oil refused in winter, systemic refused in spring...Warranty?
I asked him if he has a bug guy spray his house every 6 months or so...
waiting for a response-

warranty 7 months later???
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:30 PM
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Uf has a good weed id book that runs like 14 or so...
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I agree this is a good book. Taking a hour or two to attend local extension classes can be very informative. When all else fails look at U of F websites, if you do this enough you will start to remember a lot of the stuff you see.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:56 PM
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HOA had aphids on Crape Myrtles last August...I referred an applicator to spray the aphids, two treatments--

the crapes bloomed and looked great--fast foreword to the present--

I visited site and noticed aphids on the crapes a few days ago..I sent a note to the property manager and asked if they wanted to get the aphids treated again...

He says..."don't we have a warranty from the treatments last year?"

dormant oil refused in winter, systemic refused in spring...Warranty?
I asked him if he has a bug guy spray his house every 6 months or so...
waiting for a response-

warranty 7 months later???
that's something that needs to be done every year.. like me calling you and telling you 2 weeks after you cut my grass damn you don't warranty my cut grass from growing.. you might want to watch this guy he could be a problem.. or he could be just joking with you...
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:06 PM
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The Ortho Problem Solver book is best I believe. 1,100+ pages with colored pic of disease, bugs, fungus etc. When I bought mine in 1994, it cost me $250. Now its around $200 depending who you buy it from.

"The most up-to-date solutions, from non-chemical to recommended chemical controls, for more than 3000 plant problems and North American home pests."
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