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Category: Pests & Disease

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices are implemented throughout the… Read More

It’s a Bee…It’s a Fly… It’s Stomach Bots!

Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis) The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active in late… Read More

New Video: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project has a new video resource available for industrial hemp growers: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida. The video, narrated by UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) professor of entomology Lance Osborne,… Read More

Researchers return to field work for healthy infants in Ethiopia

Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the COVID-19… Read More

Parts of a Label 5…How Do I Protect Everything Else?

Blogs 1-4 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered personal safety, “How Do I Protect Myself?” At this point many are ready to start using the pesticide, I mean “hey I’m safe, let’s go!” That is all well… Read More

Oak Leaves have been Falling Like Rain

Free Nutrients: My oak trees have been dropping leaves like crazy this fall and winter. WooHoo, free nutrients for my planted shrubs and perennials. I created large plant beads so the leaves can drop in and provide a… Read More

Parts of a label 4…How Do I Keep It Off Me?

Last time we explored what to do if we were exposed to a pesticide by learning about the First Aid section. Great, I know how to deal with exposure. Now I wont to figure out how to prevent… Read More