Tag: Florida

AFTER HEAVY RAINS, MOSQUITOES BECOME AN ISSUE

Mosquito Season With the liquid contribution of sub-tropical storm Alberto rains has been frequent and copious in nature.  There is plenty of water for north Florida’s lawns, gardens, ponds, pastures, swamps and the aquifer to create the perfect… Read More

OFF 2018 Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) Update (as of 06/06/18): The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. There is a map with the… Read More

PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd.  There is an eradication program… Read More

WORKSHOP: Shellfish Harvester Educational Training Requirement

Do Horseshoe Crab Migrate? If so, how far?

These and other questions are the focus of Limulus watch, a citizen scientist initiative whose goal is to identify, tag and record nesting horseshoe crab population numbers to better manage these important marine animals. Resighting is one method of… Read More

New insect pest in Miami-Dade County

What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it be found? The… Read More

Wakulla 4-H Installs New Youth and Volunteer Leadership for 2018-19 Program Year

Crawfordville, FL –  On Thursday, May 5 close to 60 youth and community members gathered in the Wakulla Extension Livestock Arena for a dinner catered by The Seineyard to celebrate the 2017-2018 Wakulla 4-H program year and install… Read More

Assassin Bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More

With five sets of legs, these horseshoe aren’t for tossing.

Extension connects the general public with University of Florida scientist and specialist by providing research based education. One such research project is University of Florida’s horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus)  watch. The goal is to identify, tag and record… Read More