Weed, fungus, bug advice!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by South Florida Lawns, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    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.
  2. Uf has a good weed id book that runs like 14 or so...
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  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,783

    Its on Amazon right?
  4. Probably..i think i bought mine from ifas
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  5. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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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???
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
  7. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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...
  8. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    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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