Category: Pests & Disease

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications. Biological… Read More

Rosemary Loria appointed chair of UF plant pathology department

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Cornell University professor has been selected as chair of the University of Florida’s plant pathology department, UF officials announced today. Rosemary Loria, a plant pathology… Read More

Charles Steinmetz Hall dedication

  Stand-alone photo. Click here for high-resolution image Charles Steinmetz, a retired pest management company owner, addresses the audience at a ceremony to rename the University of Florida’s entomology and nematology department building, at the UF main campus… Read More

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida’s war against citrus greening, producers face a new threat — the insects they’re fighting are becoming less sensitive to insecticides, according to a new… Read More

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but… Read More

UF food safety experts help give FDA personnel insight to Florida produce

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help federal officials understand the produce industries they regulate, University of Florida food safety experts recently took part in a cross-state tour that provided a behind-the-scenes… Read More

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening—now, University of Florida researchers… Read More