Category: Pests & Disease (Agriculture)

Bark Beetle Calligraphy exhibit opens at Florida Museum of Natural History on July 8

By Ellison Langford   Who:   The University of Florida/IFAS Forest Entomology lab has collaborated with the Florida Museum of Natural History to display a unique global collection of large bark beetle engravings. What: As bark beetles tunnel through… Read More

Green, mean, bougainvillea eating machine

By Ralph E. Mitchell Did you ever walk by your favorite bougainvillea and notice the tips of the leafy branches chewed to pieces and the culprit apparently gone?  I just had that experience the other day.  My pink… Read More

Bacterial Leaf Spot

With all the rain and increased humidity levels lately, disease is on the rise and many of your plants may be showing it. One problem I have encountered in my community gardens is bacterial spot disease or leaf… Read More

Bugs & Shrubs Buzzz: 3 Events: Fruit Tour & PGR Class & FTGA-UF DACS CEUs

1/ Collier County Fruit Road Tour:  Saturday July 15 is a fruit orchard tour of 2  expert-hosted locations. Lychees, Longans, Mangoes and MORE!!  Limited to 30 people. Cost $25. Meet at GG Community Center. More info & register… Read More

Enfermedades en ornamentales del sur de Florida

He recibido muchas preguntas acerca de que enfermedades causadas por virus, hongos, bacterias o algas afectan a las plantas ornamentales que crecen en el sur de la Florida. Si tu piensas en crecer tus planta o trabajas en… Read More

Florida teachers get to be kids again at UF Plant Camp

By: Dehlia Albrecht, 352-273-3665; dehliadee@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While parents are getting ready to send their kids off to camps, two dozen teachers will prepare for their own summer adventure. On June 12, teachers from across the state… Read More

Growing Watermelon Vertically

Growing watermelon with a lack of space is a viable possibility with a strong, durable trellis. The trick is to secure the watermelon to the trellis with a mesh produce bag, nylon stockings, cotton strips, etc., so that… Read More