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Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard


March 29, 2021

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
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Spring CEU Special


March 25, 2021

Spring CEU Special Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Spring ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU, Continuing Education Credits, License, Pesticide Information Office, Sale

EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions


March 19, 2021

The EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions is open for 60 days and provides the opportunity to review the actual language of a biological opinion. The last blog outlined the basics of a Biological Opinion and how they function. We are in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Opinion, Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Public Comment

A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control


March 4, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Insects, Invasive Species, IPM Florida, Subterranean Termites, Termite Control, Termites

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen


March 4, 2021

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 the strawberries and zapping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Night, Norway, Pathogen, Powdery Mildew, Strawberries, Tractor-drawn Machine, Ultraviolet Light, USDA, UV Light
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As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know


March 3, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Rudolg Scheffrahn, South Florida, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth


March 1, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Cattle, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Gastrointestinal Tract, Genetic Markers, Gut Bacteria, KC Jeong, Livestock Productivity

Florida Rosemary – Wild Weeds


March 1, 2021

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Florida Rosemary Ceratiola ericoides Florida Rosemary is native to the southeast and has a very strong aroma. Plants can reach heights of 2.5 meters and have thick vegetation. Flowers appear from March to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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