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Category: Horticulture

FIVE grand ONLINE learning opportunities – Register Now!

Do you want the opportunity to learn from professionals and hear from key UF researchers, all from the comfort of your home? Here are five grand events from FDACS, FNGLA, and other CEUs. Check out any of the… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

February Flora and Fauna Festival

All roads lead to the UF Entomology & Nematology Department this (February 8th and 9th) weekend for the first edition of the February Flora and Fauna Festival hosted by the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) program. You are… Read More

Bugs & Shrubs Buzz: Spanish ‘RoundUp’ class; citrus; poisonous fruit alert

  1/   March 28, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. For Spanish employees of commercial landscape maintenance companies: Required 6 hour Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance “Roundup”  Pesticide Class CEUs & Exam.   Cost: $20 Where: UF|IFAS Collier County Extension… Read More

New pest in Florida: Hibiscus bud weevil, Anthonomus testaceosquamosus

DPI recently identified several weevil samples collected from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hernando counties as Anthonomus testaceosquamosus, the hibiscus bud weevil. This weevil is currently found in Mexico and Texas, and it causes significant damage hibiscus flower buds. Adults lay… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! An encyrtid parasitoid

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Anagyrus pseudococci (Fig. 1) is a well-known encyrtid parasitoid capable of developing on a variety of mealybug… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The sting nematode

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The common name sting nematode is generally applied to nematodes in the genus Belonolaimus, particularly Belonolaimus longicaudatus… Read More