Tag: Citrus

A Glimpse at Emergency Operations Center with UF/IFAS Extension Agent

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — As weather experts reported of Hurricane Dorian’s forecasting challenges, emergency operation centers (EOC) in the path of the storm started assembling earlier than usual. While you may think all the action taking place at… Read More

Seven Gardening Hacks for 2019

From apples to figs, beans to zinnia, gardeners in North Florida face a number of challenges. Join us [no soil required] as we dig into the science of gardening in sandy soils.  Meeting 2-3:30 pm. Friday; September 20,… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Ben Tubbs

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised… Read More

Lebbeck Mealybug

The Lebbeck mealybug (Nipaecoccus viridis) has been reported in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties since it’s first occurrence in Palm Beach in 2009. This species has been found on over forty host plants in Florida, including… Read More

Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Like much of what lies just beneath the earth’s surface, soil microbes present a mystery. University of Florida scientist Sarah Strauss seeks to help untangle the web of intrigue surrounding soil microbes to improve agricultural… Read More

UF/IFAS Helps Assess, Manage New Fruit Bug

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are already trying to help growers figure out how to effectively manage the problems created by an invasive pest  – confirmed last week… Read More

Honey Bees, are in the air!

The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It’s that time of year when the bees are busy making honey. Because Highlands County produces so much citrus and citrus produces a heavy nectar flow, the… Read More