Category: Pests & Disease

Levy Extension Hosts Tamarixia Distribution

“I’m so excited” exclaimed Dottie H. upon receiving her vial containing 50 Tamarixia radiata, a biocontrol agent of the Asian citrus psyllid. “They are tiny,” observed B. Sims, whose husband had viewed a news story on tamarixia distribution…. Read More

Operation Cleansweep: Free chemical cleanout for businesses

Calling all businesses: here is a safe and economical way to dispose of your canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP) …for FREE! If you are in pest control, golf course, agricultural, greenhouse, or nursery operations and in need… Read More

Collier County Extension | Garden Diagnostic Tests

Below you’ll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville.   Plant or insect ID are available here. Water Analysis Information Plant disease $40 Submission form Turf… Read More

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire… Read More