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Swallowtail Caterpillar

Thats not bird droppings…its a giant swallowtail butterfly caterpillar!


May 6, 2020

The giant swallowtail butterfly's caterpillars are unmistakable. They look like bird droppings. These caterpillars feed on citrus plants hence the nickname "orange dog." The caterpillar below is feeding on Hercules club.   References Florida ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: #ufbugs, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Orange Dog
Happy Ladybugs

Biological Pest Control – IPM cutting edge solutions


May 4, 2020

A Lunch and Learn series presented by: UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted. One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using Biologicals to control ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Alternatives To Pesticides, Beneficial Insects, Beneficial Nematodes, Biological Pest Control, CEUs, FNGLA, Insects, IPM, ISA, Ladybugs, Newsletter2, Organic

University of Florida Scientists and Students Adapt and Overcome Despite COVID-19


May 3, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted daily life in fundamental ways creating stress, uncertainty and challenging situations for everyone. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Covid-19, Environmental Education, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Research

Your Lawn & Landscape Will Miss You


April 28, 2020

For those of you that haven’t committed to staying in Florida for our steamy Florida summers with frequent rain and lots of bugs, your lawn and landscape will miss you. There are things you should do to prepare your lawn and landscape for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water
Tags: Calibrate, Checking Irrigation System, Irrrigatin System, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Irrigation, Mosquitoes, Rain Sensor, Standing Water, Sumter County Extension, UF IFAS Extension

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories


April 27, 2020

Why Submit a Sample? In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their growing operations. Although ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,

Working Harder to Make Hydrilla Harvesting Work


April 26, 2020

By: Dr. James Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Faculty Mechanical harvesting aquatic plants is not a new concept. Increasingly larger and more efficient machines have been used in Florida to fight invasive plants for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Species, Mechanical Harvesting

The Virtues of Mechanical Harvesting


April 20, 2020

By: Dr. James Leary, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Faculty Florida’s lakes are shallow, warm and highly productive ecosystems. The nutrient-rich waters support an abundance of plants and wildlife. The plants living in these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Extension, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Harvesting

Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective


April 17, 2020

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of thousands of lives; upheaval of national ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Diseases, Fruits, Insects, Invasive Species, Quarantine, Travel, Vegetables

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