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Category: Pests & Disease

University of Florida citrus nutrition consulting program to continue; new participants wanted

By: Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus researchers have found that following the appropriate nutritional and irrigation guidelines designed for a specific grove is one of the most… Read More

Prevent Weeds! Use Mulch and Consider Pre-emergent Herbicides

Landscaping in Florida has a slow season and a grow season. Focus slow season attention on tasks aimed at preventing issues that will emerge in the grow season. I am talking about weed control! Weed integrated pest management… Read More

Citrus growers tour of UF/IFAS Citrus Under Protective Screens Houses

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Citrus growers from several of Florida’s production regions joined researchers recently for a field day inside 14-foot high screenhouses that protect fruit trees from an invasive insect. The insect is the… Read More

Green Industry CEU Connections – 2021

CEU Seminars: 2021* *All classes are webinars until further notice January Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – 6 weekly 1-hr modules LLO/LCLM/O&T/L&O CEUs; Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landscape-university-tickets-130498591801?aff Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Fertilizer CEU Review – 2… Read More

What To Do If You Get Pesticide In Your Eye

Help I Got Pesticide In My Eye! First, don’t panic! Although no one ever thinks it could happen to them, it is possible to get pesticides into your eyes. When it comes to pesticide exposure, there are few… Read More

Global group recognizes UF/IFAS engineer for strawberry spray app

Now that we’re knee-deep in strawberry season, many growers owe Clyde Fraisse and Natalia Peres a debt of gratitude. About a decade ago, Peres saw a need for a fungicide decision-support tool. Farmers sprayed about every week to… Read More

UF study on termites’ evolution tells us they are much more than wood-eating roaches

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Go beyond our common perceptions of termites, like a University of Florida scientist did, and you’ll find they do much more than eat wood and destroy homes, other buildings and trees.   Thomas Chouvenc, an assistant professor of entomology at… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: January 2021

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in January 2021: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees How to Quantify Nosema Spores… Read More