Category: Pests & Disease (Agriculture)

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop (GI-BMP)

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop Thursday, September 28th, 2017; 8:00AM – 4:00PM Cost of Workshop: $27.37 UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County 4509 West George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33875-5837 Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center – O.S. Sam Polston… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Hernando County’s Newest Resident- Texas Phoenix Palm Decline

Just Arrived In Town! New insect pests, diseases and invasive organisms unfortunately arrive in Florida on a regular schedule. The newest one that folks should start to familiarize themselves with is something called Texas Phoenix Palm Decline or… Read More

UF researcher: Nearly $1 million grant will help struggling blue crab industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A researcher at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences wants to study the blue crab and a viral pathogen that infects it. Now, a nearly $1 million grant from the National… Read More

Free Wasps to Control Citrus Greening Offered

Citrus Greening Throughout the state of Florida, citrus greening is a major issue. This disease causes the decline and death of many citrus trees.  The bacteria works to block the flow of nutrients and sugars as they flow… Read More

Ronald Cave named director of UF/IFAS Indian River research facility

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — An entomologist recognized internationally as a specialist in biological control of insect pests has been named director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Indian River Research and Education Center…. Read More