Category: Pests & Disease (Agriculture)

Be safe out there!

This morning, our Pasco Master Gardener Trainee Class was visited by a guest lecturer, BJ Jarvis. BJ is CED and Horticulture Agent in Citrus County. This morning, as she was searching for teaching props in her yard, she… Read More

Ornamental Plants and Diseases in south Florida Report

I received many questions from ornamental growers about what ornamental plant diseases may affect their nurseries? especially in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is a ground zero for invasive pests and the quality standards for ornamental is very high… Read More

UF scientists prepare for devastating pest in China before it makes its way to U.S.

By: Ellison Langford GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A previously unrecognized pest is making a name for itself devastating American sweetgum trees in China. Now, University of Florida researchers fear the insect will make its way to the United States… Read More

Watermelon disease and treatments

WHAT’S THE TREATS FOR WATERMELONS by Anthony Drew, Extension Agent IV Agriculture We’re in the end of the first quarter of the watermelon game, and with the positive market outlook, this game seems to be ours to loose,… Read More

Jeepers creepers what are all these creatures? See our new UF/IFAS Featured Creatures!

It is that time of year when it seems that everywhere you look is an insect you have never seen before. To keep you in the know we have pulled together some of the newest Creatures from the… Read More