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Category: Pests & Disease

Four UF/IFAS faculty members elected AAAS fellows, breaking previous record

Four UF/IFAS faculty members have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This surpasses the record set last year when three UF/IFAS faculty members became fellows in a single year. Election… Read More

Martin County Producers and Tropical Storm Eta

Farmers, ranchers, nursery growers, and other agribusinesses face difficult challenges in keeping their operations profitable, especially through hazardous weather events. UF/IFAS Extension offers resources for agribusinesses in reporting damage, recovering, and preparing for the future. Additionally, to help… Read More

Decision-support tool using HiPerGator may help manage devastating avocado disease

UF/IFAS researchers are working on a decision-support app to help policy makers and growers decide the best regional treatment options for laurel wilt disease, which is challenging Florida’s $35 million-a-year avocado crop. Laurel wilt disease is spread by… Read More

Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus

There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas.  These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including irrigation, fertilization or… Read More

Bring Home Hydroponics for the Holidays!

Interested in growing your own? Need a gift for the green thumb? Give the gift that keeps on giving, or harvest your own homegrown hydroponic lettuce for your holiday meal! Join UF/IFAS Extension to learn about options for… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Two-Spotted Spider Mite

It finally feels like fall with cool temperatures moving into North Florida last week! Cool temperatures mean we can start planting crops that require cooler temperatures and shorter days to grow. Not many people know this, but strawberries… Read More

Privet – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Privet Ligustrum sinense and Ligustrum lucidum Two types of privet are found as invasive species in Florida, Chinese Privet (L. sinense) and Glossy Privet (L. lucidum). Both privets are a category… Read More