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Category: Pests & Disease

Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass. Have you ever seen cogongrass?  Even if you do not know, you likely have as it is one of… Read More

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires individuals wishing to purchase or use Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) be properly licensed/certified. States then carry out those plans through approved certification and training plans. Here in Florida that responsibility rests… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist reaches turning point on palm disease research

Lethal yellowing (LY) and lethal bronzing (LB) have had devastating effects on palm trees across landscapes and nurseries throughout Florida and the Caribbean. University of Florida scientists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have reached… Read More

Newest tool to fight citrus diseases may be found in citrus microbiome

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus tree. University of Florida researchers hope to discover how… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Longan

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Longan by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Longan Botanical name: Dimocarpus longan Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Kohala About the fruit: The longan peel is a dull brown and has… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers explain science behind genetically modified mosquitoes

For the first time in United States history, the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes is taking place in the Florida Keys through Spring 2022. The pilot projects involve the permitted release of adult Aedes aegypti, also known as…. Read More

Landscape Professional Licenses

How you landscape matters! Did you know that how you mow impacts how much water your yard might need? Or that what gets pruned could cause an unnecessary wound? Did you know a lot of your lawn issues… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: September 2021

Management practices for your apiary in September: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not… Read More