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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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Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars


February 28, 2021

Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical areas to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly Milkweed, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Plants, Tsilvasy
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Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage


February 28, 2021

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage: Aquatic Herbicide Applications Insufficient herbicide spray coverage can result in poor weed control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Herbicide, Invasive Plant Control, Natural Resources, Spray Coverage, UF IFAS Extension

The Art and Science of Becoming a Jazz-singing Entomologist


February 26, 2021

When his eyes are not focused on insects like mosquitos, Decyo “DJ” McDuffie can be found on stage looking past the blinding spotlight at his audience, singing jazz music. As a senior entomology and nematology student in the College of Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Black History Month, CALS Student, Entomology And Nematology, Music, Student Research
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USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program


February 25, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2018 Farm Bill, Conservation, Conservation Activities, CSP, NRCS

Parts of a Label 7…How Do I Get Rid Of It?


February 25, 2021

Blogs 1-6 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered safety, both personal and everything else, and how to use the product, is there anything left to cover? Well after using a product we either need to store or dispose of it if it’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, National Pesticide Safety Education Month, Parts Of A Pesticide Label, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label
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Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment


February 24, 2021

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived for ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Barn Owls, Everglades Agriculture Area, Plant Pathology, Richard Raid, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center

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