Category: Pests & Disease

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More

Zika: OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers

OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers: OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves  about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site. In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide insect repellents and protective clothing and encourage their use. Some… Read More

Zika: OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers

OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers: OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves  about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site. In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide insect repellents and protective clothing and encourage their use. Some… Read More

Kids get hooked on science at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC

Student looking through a microscope

To the naked eye, a spider mite isn’t much to look at, but when a group of second graders huddles around one of Hugh Smith’s microscopes, they see more than just a bug. “They see a tiny monster… Read More

Zika Challenge

Jim Davis is studying hard for his public health pest control license exam. In the past, getting this license wouldn’t be a usual part of his job. But with the recent public concern about the mosquito-borne Zika virus,… Read More

Crabgrass Is Lawn Pest And Livestock Forage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometime taking the low road can have some real advantages. Granted, flying under the radar or being a bottom feeder does have certain negative implications when it comes to a public… Read More

Course cultivates relationships millions of years in the making

Not all fungal infections are bad for plants—in fact, some of them are critical for plant survival, according University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. The UF/IFAS Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations course teaches… Read More