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Category: Pests & Disease

Take-all Root Rot, Whether You Like It Or Not!

If you have had issues with declining turf during the summer and early fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida summers and early fall. Take-all root… Read More

Weedy Vines

While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping… Read More

Consider Getting Vaccinated Before the Holiday Season!

Think about the holidays this year and have these dates in mind for peace of mind! I think we all need laughter and hugs, a turkey overdose, and some quality family time together spent yelling at the football… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Lychee

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Lychee by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Lychee Botanical name: Litchi chinensis Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Mauritius, Brewster, Sweetheart, Emperor About the fruit: The lychee is colored bright red… Read More

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat… Read More

Back to the Future: Citrus breeders look to ancient varieties for modern-day answers

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. —  In the ongoing race to find a solution to the devastating citrus greening disease, University of Florida scientists may find the path to the future by looking to the past. In a new study,… Read More

UF study gives strawberry growers a ray of (UV) light at the end of their pest tunnel

BALM, Fla. — For a few years, University of Florida plant pathologist Natalia Peres has used an ultraviolet light system to thwart strawberry pathogens. Peres even published a study this year that showed the system helps control powdery… Read More

UF finds some nematodes like hemp; first step to pest control for emerging crop

BALM, Fla. — For two years, University of Florida scientists across the Sunshine State have studied whether hemp can serve as a viable alternative crop for Florida farmers. One of the first steps to determining the economic feasibility… Read More