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Guidelines for Purchasing and Using Commercial Natural Enemies and Biopesticides in North America


October 23, 2015

This guide provides assistance in selecting, purchasing, and using commercially available natural enemies and biopesticides for managing pest problems. The guide assists in the identification of pests by habitat and lists types of natural enemies ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease
Tags: #UFBugs, Biological Control, Biopesticides, Entomology And Nematology Department, Integrated Pest Management, Lynn M. LeBeck, Norm C. Leppla, Pest Management
Chickens feeding in their coop. Photos from the Smathers Archives.

Avian Diseases Transmissible to Humans


October 19, 2015

Anyone who keeps birds, whether as pets or as production animals, should be aware that certain avian diseases can be transmitted to humans. The seriousness of the disease in humans varies with human hosts' age, overall health, and immune status ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Avian Diseases, Chickens, F. Ben Mather, Gary D. Butcher, Hygiene, Livestock, Major Revision, Michael A. Davis, Safety, Zoonoses
citrus groves, florida, oranges, leaves, trees. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright.

Maximizing Weed Control in Florida Citrus


October 19, 2015

With Florida citrus growers and production managers being "squeezed" between rising production prices and declining yields from citrus greening, there's more call than ever to reduce citrus production costs. Controlling weeds is a major expense, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brent A. Sellers, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Citrus Weed Management, Horticultural Sciences Department, Stephen H. Futch
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Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum”: An Emerging Pathogen Infecting Potato and Tomato


September 18, 2015

A bacterium called "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" infects potatoes and tomatoes, causing zebra chip in potatoes and psyllid yellows in tomatoes. These disease are highly destructive and have been known to reduce yields by up to 85%. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Binoy Babu, Carrie L. Harmon, Mathews L. Paret, Nicholas Dufault, Plant Pathology Department, Potato, Tomato
Figure 1. A peach limb with the blister symptom of fungal gummosis caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea. Credit: L. Pusey, USDA-ARS

Fungal Gummosis in Peach


August 26, 2015

Fungal gummosis in peach occurs when the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea infects small openings or wounds in tree branches or trunks. The disease causes blisters on the tree that form lesions and eventually ooze gum (sap). This 3-page fact sheet ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Horticultural Sciences Department, Mercy Olmstead, Peach Plum And Nectarine Diseases, Philip F. Harmon, Sara Sherman, Thomas Beckman
Figure 2. Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Credit: UF/IFAS

Plant Diagnostic Clinic and HLB Lab


August 26, 2015

The Plant Pathology program at the UF/IFAS Southwest Research and Education Center is the state and local resource for plant diagnostic services, including HLB (Huanglongbing, or citrus greening) detection, and for insect identification. This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing), Citrus Pest Management, Jamie Burrow, Joubert Fayette, Pamela Roberts, Pest Identification And Services, Plant Pathology Department, Shea Teems, Southwest Florida REC
phytophthora id brochure

Phytophthora Identification and Sampling in Citrus Nurseries


August 5, 2015

Phytophthora species are important soil-borne, fungus-like pathogens that attack the root systems, trunk, and fruit of citrus trees at any age. The front of this identification sheet includes images of healthy and infested roots and descriptions ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Citrus Diseases, Citrus Research And Education Center, Diane B. Bright, J.H. Graham, Jamie Burrow, Phytophthora Spp., Soil And Water Sciences Department, Timothy D. Riley

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