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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Can I touch a Wooly Bear Caterpillar?

Woolly Bear Caterpillar For the last two weeks while teaching youth about the game of disc golf, we came across big black fuzzy looking caterpillar approximately 3″ long. Of course, the kids wanted to know what it was… Read More

Out of the classroom experiences encouraged CALS student to pursue entomology and nematology degree

Noemi Soto never thought of pursuing a degree in entomology and nematology. In fact, she was once fearful of insects entirely. However, through an internship and class field trip, Soto was introduced to the world of insects, confirming… Read More

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural pest control license if… Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FollowFreshFromFlorida.com https://www.fdacs.gov               Florida Yellowtail Snapper Tacos Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIANTS 1 pound Florida yellowtail snapper fillets 2 cups Florida lettuce, shredded 4 Florida radishes, sliced thin… Read More

Impacts of an Invasive Ecosystem Engineer Upon Wetlands and Aquatic Communities Across a Subtropical Agroecosystem

by Wes Anderson, PhD Candidate UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center As my time in Florida draws to a close, I’m excited to share the research I’ve conducted over my years as a PhD student at UF…. Read More

Be S.M.A.R.T. and Say “NO” to Resolutions in 2021

Resolutions Rarely Succeed Since the time of the Babylonians, people have used the transition to a new calendar year as a time to make positive changes (history.com). Unfortunately, few people actually follow through with these commitments. In fact,… Read More