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Category: Pests & Disease

Webinar: Integrating biological control with current Brazilian peppertree management (Online CEU opportunity)

Join UF/IFAS Extension for a webinar on Brazilian Peppertree Integrated Pest Management. This webinar and CEU opportunity will share information about the integrated pest management for Brazilian peppertree and include information on new biological control agents for the… Read More

UF/IFAS CAIP Graduate Student Overcomes COVID-19 Setbacks

COVID-19 has caused plans to change, canceled experiments and delays in projects. However, this crisis has resulted in unforeseen educational opportunities, better virtual communication and, in some cases, allowed scientists and graduate students to dive deeper into topics… Read More

Weed Control Begins with Identification!

It is extremely difficult to control something when you don’t know what it is! We can’t make an effective herbicide recommendation or cultural activity recommendation without knowing what plant/weed we are dealing with. But how do you find… Read More

Thats not bird droppings…its a giant swallowtail butterfly caterpillar!

The giant swallowtail butterfly’s caterpillars are unmistakable.  They look like bird droppings.  These caterpillars feed on citrus plants hence the nickname “orange dog.”  The caterpillar below is feeding on Hercules club.   References Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida researchers find promising new treatment in fight to beat citrus greening

By RUTH BORGER GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered another possible solution to the plague of citrus greening that is impacting Florida’s citrus groves.  This new information adds to the growing portfolio of knowledge that… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists help national team breed better pomegranates

BALM, Fla. — You can enjoy pomegranates in myriad ways. You can toss them in salads, sprinkle their seeds on yogurt or oatmeal or add them to smoothies. When you consume pomegranates, you’ll savor their sweet and sour… Read More