Tag: Pests

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Sod Webworm Sightings in Escambia County

Homeowners with St. Augustinegrass and Zoysiagrass are starting to see tiny tan moths erratically flying over the lawn.  These moths will rest in turf and other groundcovers and fly up when disturbed. They are not strong flyers so… Read More

UF scientists prepare for devastating pest in China before it makes its way to U.S.

By: Ellison Langford GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A previously unrecognized pest is making a name for itself devastating American sweetgum trees in China. Now, University of Florida researchers fear the insect will make its way to the United States… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage Yard Pests Responsibly

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners…. Read More

GCREC Bug Week 2016

For the past month, I have asked our staff to bring me whatever bugs they might find on our 475-acre farm.  This is a very busy time for our faculty and staff, so I only received a few… Read More