Category: Agriculture

USDA-APHIS-PPQ and the developers of LUCID Software (QBIT, University of Queensland) Announce the Conversion of two LUCID Keys to Mobile LUCID Keys

The USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST Identification Technology Program, coordinated by Dr. Terrence Walters (terrence.w.walters@aphis.usda.gov ) has been working with the developers of LUCID software (QBIT, University of Queensland) to convert LUCID® keys to mobile-friendly keys. The first two LUCID mobile keys… Read More

New Bugs in Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops!

Miami, Florida National NPR Correspondent Greg Allen visited the UF Entomology Department a few weeks ago to discuss various emerging bug and invasive species problems in Florida.  Check out the audio or article at:  http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195492811/new-bugs-in-florida-stymie-researchers-threaten-crops This news segment… Read More

UF-IFAS Pest Alert: a mealybug, Vryburgia trionymoides by Stocks (FDACS-DPI)

On several occasions in 2011, succulents (Crassulaceae) for sale at retail stores in Florida were found with infestations of the mealybug Vryburgia trionymoides DeLotto. A traceback revealed that the succulents originated in California, where this mealybug is known… Read More

Arboviral Disease Awareness

As the summer rains in Florida create breeding grounds for mosquitos and other arthropods, the public should remain aware of the potential danger of diseases transmitted by arthropods. Arboviral diseases are viruses that are arthropod-borne, and are maintained… Read More