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New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.


June 8, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous hydrillae O’Brien is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Beetles, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! A fish!!!! The grass carp.


June 6, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella Cuvier and Valenciennes, was imported to the U.S. in 1963 as a biological control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Grass Carp, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

Overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Proposed Changes


May 12, 2014

Please join us on the WPS presentation and questions regarding the proposed changes of this federal law for agricultural workers and handlers. This second time will be offered to farm work community groups and public in general. You are required ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Pesticide Safety, UF IFAS Extension, UF Miami-Dade Extension, University Of Florida Extension, WPS

New on Featured Creatures: Hydrilla leaf mining flies


May 6, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Several native and introduced species of flies in the genus Hydrellia (Figure 1) are important because they feed on hydrilla ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Diptera, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

What’s the best mosquito repellent to use?


May 6, 2014

Scientific studies have shown the mosquito-repelling effectiveness of the chemical N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, which is better known by the acronym DEET. Although people have reported good results with other options ranging from cosmetics to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Bug, BugWeek, Dangerous, DEET, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, Mosquito, Repellent

Which bug is the biggest agricultural pest in Florida?


May 6, 2014

Right now it's probably the Asian citrus psyllid, a small flying insect that’s the vector of the presumptive cause of citrus greening disease, the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. The disease cost Florida citrus growers $4.5 billion ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: BugWeek, Citrus, FAQ, Insects, Pest

How do I know if I’m allergic to bee or wasp venom? I don’t think I’ve ever been stung.


May 6, 2014

You should talk to your primary care provider. There are tests available that can indicate potential bee and wasp venom allergies. In the meantime, if you’re not certain if you are allergic to bee or wasp venom, the best thing to do is take ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Allergic, Bee, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Wasp

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