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Category: Pests & Disease

About the Grape Root Borer

Introduction The two types of grapes grown in Florida, Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) and the American bunch (Vitis labrusca L.) grapes, are susceptible to attack from the grape root borer (GRB), Vitacea polistiformis (Harris). The GRB is the most… Read More

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide… Read More

Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices

Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices As part of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and UF/IFAS Extension statewide collaboration, anyone having suspicious seed packages that have been opened can drop… Read More

Did you receive mysterious seed packets from China?

Florida residents have been reporting unsolicited seed packets in the mail. Some have Chinese characters and others have arrived in boxes labeled diamond studs. Florida and many other states are reporting these incoming packages. The mystery is what… Read More