Category: Pests & Disease

Just hanging around

If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark…. Read More

North Florida Peanut Diagnostic Survey

After experiencing yield loss and financial setbacks during the 2017 growing season because of the “Peanut Collapse” phenomenon, a diagnostic survey project was established. Time was spent collecting samples during the 2018 peanut season to develop this useful… Read More

Center Combines Scientists, Industry to Manage Insects More Efficiently

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she joined the University of Florida as an eminent scholar in entomology and nematology two years ago, Bryony Bonning brought an insect and nematode research center with her. That center works with researchers and… Read More

Peanut Season Wrap-Up for North Florida, 2018

  After a long and arduous peanut season in 2017, producers in the Suwannee Valley were gripping for the worst, as they anticipated the 2018 harvest season. To recap, 2017 yields were some of the lowest in many… Read More

It Could Be Lights Out for Some Strawberry Diseases and Pests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Natalia Peres envisions a day when light from a machine that resembles a spacecraft helps prevent powdery mildew from causing much damage to strawberries. Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida… Read More