UF/IFAS
Extension Alachua County

Home » UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County » Category: Pests & Disease

Category: Pests & Disease

Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule


February 4, 2022

In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Calibration, NFLAG, Pesticide

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories


April 27, 2020

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 growing operations. Although ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,

Online CEU opportunities for license renewal


April 6, 2020

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 through the IFAS Catalog. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Licensing, Pesticide

Agricultural diagnostic services in Alachua County


March 27, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, Diagnostics, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Pests, UF/IFAS Extension

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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 UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Pesticide Applicator Licensing in Florida


February 11, 2020

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 of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf,
Tags: License, Pesticide

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


January 28, 2020

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 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Education

Subscribe For More Great Content

IFAS Blogs Categories