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December 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


December 4, 2023

Recap of December 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector In this month's webinar, we focused on Hymenoptera, an order of insects that includes wasps, bees, ants, hornets and more. Hymenoptera is an extremely diverse order of insects. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ants, Bees, Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Honeybees, Hornets, Hymenoptera, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Wasps

Beekeeping Management Calendar: December


November 30, 2023

Recommendations for your apiary in December: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, Pests, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

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November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

El nuevo centro para el control de plagas abordará los problemas causados por insectos y plagas en Florida

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November 17, 2023

Creado por Meredith Bauer, sénior especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) creará una nueva red focalizada en encontrar novedosas formas de controlar insectos ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Andrew Short, Ben Sasse, Centro De Innovacion Para El Manejo De Plagas Urbanas, Centro De Investigacion Y Educacion De UF/IFAS En Fort Lauderdale, Control De Plagas, Cucarachas, Entolomogia, Español, Especializacion En Linea, Especies Invasoras, Estrategias De Control, Garrapatas, Industria Del Control De Plagas, Insectos Plaga, Instituto De Investigacion Cientifica Para Especies Invasoras, Moscas, Nan-yao Su, Plagas, Plagas Urbanas, Robert Gilbert, Salud Publica, Spanish, Termitas, UF, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

Too Much of a Good Thing—Water Wisely

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November 14, 2023

Death by water intake is a real thing. There are documented cases where people have died from drinking too much water, which is called water intoxication, either because of coercion or drug-induced excess thirst. Mama always said that too much ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector


November 6, 2023

Recap of November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector In November, we looked at some more Hemipteran pests and focused on invasive whiteflies, aphids, psyllids, and more. These insects all have a piercing sucking mouth part. Many ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
deformed wing virus and Varroa on honey bees

What’s Up With the Newly Registered Amitraz Flash-Treatment in Florida?


October 9, 2023

Varroa destructor is no stranger to beekeepers around the world. In August 2023, a product (Amiflex) representing a new formulation of amitraz was registered in many states the United States, including Florida. After receiving many questions ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amitraz, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, New Product, Pest, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

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