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Category: Agriculture

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Certification & Test Seminar

  IFAS Collier County Extension and the Florida Landscape Management Association are offering two separate training seminars for the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Certification as well as the examination after completion of the seminars. The seminar will be offered in… Read More

New Florida First Detector Educational Materials!

Interested in detecting exotic species in Florida?  The Collaborative and Enhanced First Detector Training for Florida Program (http://flfirstdetector.org/) has been created to assist with the early detection of exotic or emerging pests in Florida.  This program was funded by the Farm… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrilla leafcutter moth. By Baniszewski, Weeks, and Cuda.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen is an adventive Asian moth with an aquatic larval stage. The moth is found associated… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Corn wireworm. By Gill, Chahil, Goyal, Gillett-Kaufman, and Cherry.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Insects in the family Elateridae are commonly known as “click beetles”. Their name comes from the clicking sound… Read More

Rose Rosette Virus (RRV)- Confirmed in Florida!

Rose rosette (witches’ broom) symptoms were first observed in 1940 in Canada on wild roses. Subsequently symptomatic plants were discovered in California in 1941 and many other states in the U.S. In 2011, the disease was confirmed to… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Sri Lankan weevil. By Neal.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall, the Sri Lankan weevil, is a plant pest with a wide range of… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Lone star tick. By Holderman and Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Lone star ticks feed… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, was originally… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Cabbage aphid. By Gill, Garg and Gillett-Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The cabbage aphid belongs to the genus Brevicoryne from Latin “brevi” and “coryne” and which loosely translates… Read More