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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

New on Featured Creatures! Ladybird beetles – recent immigrants to Florida. By Thomas and Blanchard.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Since the publication of the Florida beetles checklist (Peck and Thomas 1998), a number of ladybird beetles… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Citrus snow scale, by Buckley and Hodges.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Citrus snow scale available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/citrus_snow_scale.htm Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The citrus snow scale, Unaspis citri Comstock, feeds primarily on the… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rat lungworm, by Capinera and Walden.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Like many pest and disease problems, rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) has been slowly spreading around the world…. Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Spotted cucumber beetle, by Gill, Goyal and Gillett-Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Spotted cucumber beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, is a major agricultural pest of North America. Another name… 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.  Further information is… 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

Florida Whitefly Training

Are you interested in the latest whitefly information in Florida? Whiteflies are expanding as a critical pest ornamental pest in many parts of Florida. A Polycom video-conferenced in-service training for University of Florida county horticultural and entomology faculty… Read More