Category: Agriculture

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

I Ain’t Afraid of No Slime Mold

Just when we thought we had our Leon County Extension vermicompost bins all figured out for recycling office food waste with the aid of worms…aliens invaded. I instinctively started looking all over for my “Ghostbusters” proton gun and… Read More

Air Potato Challenge: Beetles Available for the Public May 18

May 18, 2018 Air Potato Challenge: Leaf Beetles Available for the Public The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County, UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, FL Dept of Ag Division of Plant Industry, USDA, and Florida Fish and Wildlife… Read More