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
Category: Pests & Disease (Agriculture)
Sicklepod, also known as coffeebeen, has upright stems, oval leaves, and yellow flowers. Seed pods are round, brownish in color, and contain angular seeds. Mature plants are found in late summer and fall. This weed should be controlled… Read More
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! 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
Goatweed is a quick spreading weed with prolific seed production that is commonly found in improved pastures.
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
Show crotalaria, sometimes referred to as Rattlebox, is a fast growing summer annual that is toxic to livestock.
Out of the 1500 species of whiteflies worldwide, over 75 have been reported in Florida. These small white insects can cause direct and indirect damage to a broad variety of plants in the ornamental and vegetable industries. Whiteflies… Read More
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
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has some new data that avocado growers might consider: The disease grows faster in the fall or winter than in the summer, so growers may want to look for laurel… Read More