Category: Pests & Disease

Leaders of Haiti’s state agricultural college tour UF/IFAS labs

By all accounts, Haiti’s nearly century-old State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV) was an impressive green oasis in Port-au-Prince, graced by a majestic stand of mangoes and a modernistic main building. But that… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated… Read More

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction of the… Read More

UF Horticulture tour make new friends in Southern Spain

In October, a team of 24 University of Florida Extension horticulture extension personnel and interested guests recently explored a Horticulture and Cultural Tour of Southern Spain. One of the early visits included an exclusive meeting with the Mayor… Read More

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control

Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture.  UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate herbicide… Read More

Storm Wreckage On Farm

By Les Harrison Hurricane Michael Altered Lives Hurricane Michael will always be recalled as a milestone in the lives of many panhandle Florida residents. The course of people’s lives has been altered irrevocably. Depending on the location within… Read More