Category: Pests & Disease (Agriculture)

Agritourism Operation: Fox Squirrel Corn Maze

An experience for exploring, learning and enjoyment Family activities are essential to promote, foster, and strengthen effective bonds between parents and children. Also, they help the development of self-esteem, the release of stress and improve communication between family… Read More

TREC Helps Growers, Trains Future Plant Breeders

Researchers at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) are looking for ways to improve production of crops such as squash and watermelon. Geoffrey Meru, assistant professor in the Horticultural… Read More

Spiders: The Unwanted House Guest

  Spiders!  Eek!  Just the word sends chills down your spine. They are creepy and scary, but most spiders serve a purpose other than causing terror to the homes they invade.  In their natural environment (including human dwellings)… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease

Citrus Greening Disease A bacterial disease that has affected all varieties of citrus in Florida is something called citrus greening. This pathogen blocks the nutrient carrying tissue in the tree and results in poor tasting, misshapen fruit and… Read More

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I… Read More