Tag: pesticide

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Protect the Waterfront

Living on the coast or along a lake in Florida can make for a fantastic lifestyle, often replete with stunning scenery and vibrant ecosystems. But, that lifestyle carries with it additional responsibility, in the form of preserving our… Read More

Landscape classes for CEUs and more: Roundup; Fert. BMPs and Pond Management

  1.  For employees of commercial landscape maintenance companies: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance “Roundup”  Pesticide Class, CEUs & Exam- Saturday Feb. 13, 2016 at the UF-IFAS Collier Extension office. For details and registration go to: https://rounduplimitedlclmpesticidecertification.eventbrite.com 2. February… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Mite might control pest that attacks Florida’s $125 million-a-year cucumber crop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A predatory mite might feed on a pest of cucumbers, a $125 million-a-year crop in Florida, newly published University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows. This finding may help growers protect… Read More

Crazy ant control strategies taking shape for UF/IFAS researchers

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it’s no laughing matter. The fast-moving, invasive insects are present in Florida and several other… Read More

Research on insect hibernation may lead to new control measures, UF scientists say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To beat summer heat, winter cold and other harsh environmental conditions, many insects temporarily drop into a state similar to hibernation to conserve energy and reduce… Read More

House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

Cutline at bottom, click here for high resolution image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s bad enough that the Southeast is bedeviled by a tick that doesn’t mind taking up residence inside homes. But now researchers say they believe the… Read More