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Category: Agriculture

Landscape Hurricane Preparedness! Are You Ready?

Hurricane Season begins June 1st and many are still putting the pieces back together from Irma. So what does landscape hurricane preparedness mean? Address the Hazards Hurricane Irma created a lot of damage to our mature tree canopy… Read More

New Serious Pest of Lychee Trees Found in Florida

Daniel Carrillo1, Alexandra M. Revynthi1, Jeff Wasielewski2, Christian Miller3 and Jonathan H. Crane4 The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii  (Figure 1), was found in a 3-acre commercial lychee orchard in Lee County on Pine Island, FL in… Read More

UF researcher: Toxic Cane toad can kill your pet

By: Sheila Marie Shaw Media Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – That croaking you hear at night might not be your run-of-the-mill frog. In fact, it might even be one deadly enough to kill your dog…. Read More

Lethal Viral Necrosis of Floratam St. Augustinegrass: Also Called Sugarcane Mosaic Virus

Lethal Viral Necrosis (LVN), caused by Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, kills Floratam lawns within three years of infection.  Floratam, by far is the most popular cultivar of St. Augustinegrass used in Florida.  Cooler late summer/fall and winter temperatures usually… Read More