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Category: Pests & Disease

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories

Why Submit a Sample? In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their… Read More

Online CEU opportunities for license renewal

There are multiple ways in which you could earn Continued Education Units (CEUs) to renew your pesticide license online. You can visit any of the websites below for online CEUs: University of Florida Online CEUs… Read More

Agricultural diagnostic services in Alachua County

Pests and diseases don’t stop during a pandemic. Phone numbers for the different labs are provided and we encourage you to take advantage of electronic submissions as much as possible. Distant Diagnostic and Identification System (DDIS)… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Pesticide Applicator Licensing in Florida

Pesticide Licensing and Training in Alachua County In order to apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Florida, one must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator’s license.  Regulation of these licenses is the responsibility… Read More

The First Annual Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival a Huge Success

      In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019.  This event was planned by the District 4… Read More