Category: Agriculture

At start of hurricane season, UF researchers assist Haiti’s agricultural sector address climate-related risks

Lire la version française de l’histoire. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 8, 2018 — As Haiti entered the Atlantic hurricane season last week, University of Florida scientists supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development are stepping up their efforts to… Read More

TROPICAL FRUIT FESTIVAL – JUNE 16TH 9AM TO 1PM

Come out next Saturday, June 16th, to the Tropical Fruit Festival in Key West at The Truman Little White House. The event starts at 9:00 am and goes till 1:00 pm. This is a free event for residents… Read More

OFF 2018 Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) Update (as of 06/06/18): The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. There is a map with the… Read More

Horse Herald- Deworming Horses Using Fecal Egg Counts

Deworming Horses Nearly everyone has heard of the growing issue of chemical-resistant internal parasites and how they can potentially impact an animal.  In this fact-sheet, the importance of creating a deworming schedule based on fecal egg counts is… Read More

PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd.  There is an eradication program… Read More