The UF Honey Bee Lab is constantly striving to improve our extension programs in an effort to be more effective and approachable to beekeepers across Florida. Because of this, we are making some significant changes to where and when we hold ... READ MORE
I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: "Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field ... READ MORE
Consider a microscopic pest that is a master of hiding and waiting, silently but rapidly building in numbers so that by the time you know what you are dealing with, the damage has already been done. This pest is the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus ... READ MORE
As Florida continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma, many mosquito control districts in the state are temporarily stepping up their spray programs. It is important to realize how and why this is an important response to strong ... READ MORE
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Congratulations Ashley Mortensen!
Ashley has been awarded the 2017 Southeastern Branch John Henry Comstock Award given by the Entomological Society of America’s National Office. Ashley Mortensen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of ... READ MORE
This summer, keep your bees' water source from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Requirements for beekeepers requires that managed honey bee colonies ... READ MORE
Above: The leaf-footed bug uses its unique hind legs as weapons. UF/IFAS photo by Christine Miller.
A cat’s claws, a rhino’s horn, a snake’s fangs—many animals use weapons that are part of their body to catch food, defend themselves ... READ MORE
Above: Bigeyed bugs can be found on lawns or garden plants. UF/IFAS photo by Lyle Buss.
My, what big eyes you have!
As their name says, the bigeyed bugs are characterized by their two prominent eyes. These relatively small bugs (about ... READ MORE
It is that time of year when it seems that everywhere you look is an insect you have never seen before. To keep you in the know we have pulled together some of the newest Creatures from the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE