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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Concerns

Good Morning! Are you familiar with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)? EEE is vectored by mosquitoes and a concern for Florida residents, particularly during the summer months. The Florida Department of Health posts weekly updates regarding various… Read More

Featured Creatures in Arabic! نيماتودا الموالح

Featured Creatures articles are being translated into Arabic. Here is the first- نيماتودا الموالح – http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/nematode/citrus_nematodeMSA.htm Learn more about the citrus nematode نيماتودا الموالح. Translation provided by Dr. Diaa El-Ansary, Precision Agriculture Laboratory (PAL), Faculty… Read More

Collier County Extension Tropical Fruit Class & Tree Sale July 20 and CEU class July 13

Collier County is announcing a CEU class (July 13th) and Tropical Fruit Workshop and Tree Sale (July 20th). Thanks for Dr. Doug Caldwell, Collier County Cooperative Extension for submitting this information to UF-IFAS Pest Alert. … Read More

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… 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… Read More