As I’m sure most of you know, Tropical Storm Andrea hit the coast of Florida on Thursday, June 6, 2013 north-northwest of Cedar Key, FL (http://local.msn.com/tropical-storm-andrea-landfall-florida?ocid=ansloc11 ). This was the first Atlantic Tropical Storm for 2013. Note-this message… Read More
New Featured Creatures! Eriophyid mite vector of Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) Phyllocoptes fructiphilus by M.A. Hoy, UF.
We are pleased to announce a new mite Featured Creatures! Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer is a tiny eriophyid mite associated with most rose species and cultivars, especially in the eastern half of the USA. Most significantly, this mite is… Read More
New Featured Creatures! Southern black widow, Latrodectus mactans by Amanda Eiden and Phillip Kaufman, UF.
We are pleased to announce a new Spider Featured Creatures! The Southern black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius), is a venomous spider found throughout the southeastern United States. Widow spiders received their name from the belief that they… Read More
We are pleased to announce a new mealybug Featured Creatures! a mealybug, Phenacoccus multicerarii Granara de Willink Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) inspector Lisa Hassell collected the mealybug Phenacoccus multicerarii, a… Read More
Have you noticed any unusual true bugs in your broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, arugula, radish, or mustard? The bagrada bug was first detected in California during 2008, and has subsequently spread to Arizona and New Mexico. The mature… Read More
Have you ever been to the UF-IFAS Marion County Master Gardener Spring Festival? March 9th, 8am-5pm March 10th, 9am-4pm 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala Gardening, education and fun! Dozens of vendors as well as children’s activities available. More… Read More
A county faculty whitefly training announcement was sent out to UF-IFAS pest alert on March 1st. Within the announcement, I mistakenly attached the speaker biography information instead of the agenda. Subsequent to the announcement, I have received several questions… Read More
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
Have you heard the latest news from BASF? BASF has completed an acquisition of Becker Underwood. According to the press release (http://www.basf.com/group/pressrelease/P-12-526 ), most of Becker Underwood will probably join the “newly established global business unit Functional Crop… Read More