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Tag: Integrated Pest Management

Florida Citrus Production Guide and Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida

Earlier this month, EDIS released the 2021–2022 edition of the Florida Citrus Production Guide, an annual reference guide for commercial Florida citrus growers. The Citrus Production Guide includes detailed chapters on diagnosis and management of various fungal, insect,… Read More

The Grass Class Resource Pass

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking… Read More

IPM: The Struggle in Defining a Strategy

If you are in the world of pesticides, you have likely heard of “IPM” Integrated Pest Management and probably have some sense of what it is. If you were asked to fully define it though, could you? Would… Read More

Weedy Vines

While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping… Read More

Consider Getting Vaccinated Before the Holiday Season!

Think about the holidays this year and have these dates in mind for peace of mind! I think we all need laughter and hugs, a turkey overdose, and some quality family time together spent yelling at the football… Read More

How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly… Read More

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know… Read More

Scout for These Lawn Pests

Tropical Sod Webworm Caterpillars feed on grasses Mostly warmer season, but can occur year-round Chewing notches along leaves Ragged appearance “Windows” scraped into grass blades by more immature larvae Too small to chew and notch ¾ – 1… 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

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Liriope muscari, or Lilyturf, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes. Lilyturf is a grasslike perennial commonly used to line pathways and known for its lilac-purple flowers. This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and landscape… Read More