Category: Pests & Disease

UF IFAS Extension Agents help in Puerto Rican Agriculture needs assessments following hurricane Maria

The catastrophic weather event named Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rican soil and billions of dollars in damages have been reported thus far. This cyclone ripped through the heart of this American territory and crippled its ability… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Creating a Vegetable Planting Schedule

When determining what vegetables to plant for an upcoming planting season, multiple factors need to be taken into consideration. First, is it the correct season/time to plant said vegetable? Planting outside of a vegetables preferred season is possible… Read More