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Category: Pests & Disease

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the fruit: The avocado… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is the largest tree… Read More

What’s Wrong with My Perennial Peanut?

Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought. However, if you have an older variety like ‘Florigraze’ and notice… Read More

Growing the ag work force, one classroom at a time

Agriculture is the second largest industry in Florida with an estimated market value of over $7.46 billion according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but uncertainty of the industry’s future labor force remains, as the average age of… Read More

Mosquitos as a Pesticide?

A pesticide is described as any substance that is used to kill, repel, or control a “pest”. Mosquitos are a pest that Floridians know very well. Around the world there are around 1,000,000 deaths each year from mosquito… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: May 2021

Recommendations for your apiary in May: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. For more information, check out this resources: Swarm Control for Managed Beehives Originally published May, 2017. Revised and republished May,… Read More