Category: Agriculture

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles

Wanted: Air Potato Beetles As the summer season begins to dwindle, requests continue to meander into the UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County’s Master Gardener Plant Clinic for Air Potato Beetles. Why would someone request a beetle? These beetles (Lilioceris… Read More

EDIS Update: Florida Homeowner Herbicide Guide- Considerations, Applications and Selection

Homeowners generally have two options for pest control: hire a lawn maintenance company or have a do-it-yourself mentality. This EDIS publication helps Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and homeowners perform their own pest control with the use of herbicides. Topics discussed… Read More

MREC Graduate Student Wins Proposal Competition and Travel Grant at Root Short Course

MREC graduate student Yuvraj Khamare won a mock grant proposal and $300 travel grant from the University of Florida short course entitled Linking Root Architecture to Function. Khamare worked with three other graduate students to create a mock… Read More

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More

City Bat Stroll at the Manatee Observation and Education Center

The UF/IFAS St Lucie County Extension in conjunction with the Manatee Observation and Education Center are having a presentation entitled “City Bat Stroll” on October 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. During this event Ken Gioeli,… Read More

Cloud-Based Software Helps Farmers on the Ground

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help farmers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis… Read More

2019 EPAF and Hurricane Dorian Response

Avengers assemble! One of the great things about Marvel’s Avengers is how seemingly disparate superheroes can be called together on a moment’s notice to combine their strengths and save the world, then just as quickly disperse and use… Read More