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Category: Pests & Disease

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Manage it, or let nature take its course?

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is one of the usual suspects, a common troublemaker, targeted for management on just about every lake and stream in Florida every year. This… Read More

UF researchers ask, ‘What if oncologists thought like ecologists?’

Above: Like ants in a colony, cancer cells must communicate with each other to survive. Getty Images What do wildlife and cancer cells have in common? Quite a lot, argues a new article authored by University of Florida… Read More

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds

What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the seeds may be… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: September 2020

Management practices for your apiary in September: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. A yearly beekeeping management calendar can be found here Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) Small Hive Beetle, Aethina… Read More

Chinch Bug Monitoring

If you enjoy a dense green St. Augustinegrass lawn, then you absolutely hate chinch bugs. They are the biggest pest of St. Augstinegrass lawns! Chinch bugs are very small insects that live in your turf that have a… Read More