Royal Palm Bug

Royal Palm Bug Part 2 Palm Tree Health

The royal palm bug feeds only on Royal Palms (Roystonea regia). Females deposit their eggs in the spring along the ribs of emerging leaflets (fronds). The eggs hatch and reach adulthood in about one month’s time. Royal Palm Bug As the royal palm bugs feed on freshly opened leaves, yellow streaks appear. The leaves turn…

Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient Deficiencies: Palm Tree Health Part 4

Nutrient Deficiency in Palms As with you, your lawn and all your shrubs, proper nutrition is essential for palm trees. This post will give you the “bare-bones” information regarding palm tree nutrition. We’ve compiled the most common nutrient deficiencies found in palm trees in our area. I hope placing this knowledge in the hands of…

Nitrogen Fertilizer

Over use of Nitrogen Fertilizer

In 2007, Sarasota County adopted a new ordinance to restrict the use of Nitrogen fertilizer (an element existing in most fertilizers) during the months of June thru September. In 2008, Charlotte County followed suit and in 2009 Lee County did the same. This new law (Ordinance #2007-062) was designed to reduced the amount of Nitrogen…