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Category: Agriculture

A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control

This is a summary of a recent presentation by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc on the importance of termite colony biology on control methods Termites evolved from cockroaches 150 million years ago. There are now over 3,000 termite species worldwide,… Read More

Sprinkler tune-up!

It’s time for a sprinkler tune-up! With another “dry season” approaching in central FL, it’s time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it’s needed, when it’s needed…   So, if you’re a DIY person,… Read More

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen

When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen. Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night, pointing the UV light at… Read More

Take Everything Personal

Often times in the workplace, one may hear statements like “that’s not my responsibility” or “sorry, but that is not in my job description.” I know that I have said things similar in my early years of Cooperative… Read More

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during their swarming… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – Growing in Containers

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating at the same time.  If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the sunshine state can quickly… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Bee Biology

Now that we know what pollinators are and types of bees found here in Florida, let’s take a closer look at bee biology. Bees belong to the order of Hymenoptera, with ants and wasps. Bees can look like… Read More

New white, red varieties from UF/IFAS featured at this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival

PLANT CITY, Fla. — If you attend this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival, bear in mind that University of Florida scientists put a lot of effort into finding genetic traits that make the fruit flavorful for consumers and abundant… Read More

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth

By DeLene Beeland New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease. In their study, researchers uncovered links between genetic markers in… Read More