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Category: Pests & Disease

2021 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute goes virtual

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, FLA — The annual Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute hosted by the University  of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Extension county citrus agents will be held on April 6. The event will be delivered… Read More

Zika-infected mosquitoes harboring insecticide-resistance, UF/IFAS study shows

Mosquitoes that can spread the Zika virus are showing resistance to insecticides, according to the latest study published by UF/IFAS scientists at the Florida Medical Entomology Lab. To date, only two other studies have explored the impact of insecticide resistance… Read More

University of Florida researchers discover new way to potentially control citrus greening

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, FLA–   University of Florida researchers have discovered another key resource in their ongoing pursuit to find solutions to fight Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening disease. The discovery brings the potential of another tool… Read More

A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control

This is a summary of a recent presentation by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc on the importance of termite colony biology on control methods Termites evolved from cockroaches 150 million years ago. There are now over 3,000 termite species worldwide,… Read More

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen

When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen. Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night, pointing the UV light at… Read More

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during their swarming… Read More

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth

By DeLene Beeland New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease. In their study, researchers uncovered links between genetic markers in… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: March 2021

This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: How to Quantify Nosema Spores Infection Rate in a Honey Bee Colony Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman (Arachnida: Acari:Varroidae) Tools for Varroa Management (Honey… Read More

Florida Rosemary – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Rosemary Ceratiola ericoides Florida Rosemary is native to the southeast and has a very strong aroma. Plants can reach heights of 2.5 meters and have thick vegetation. Flowers appear from… Read More