Agave Ringspot Virus
I seldom miss an opportunity to marvel at a ‘picturesque disease’ on plants. As a classic plant pathologist, I occasionally see plant virus symptoms as a form of artwork. This week across my desk, I was presented with ... READ MORE
One of the main tasks of the Pesticide Information Office, is to help teach pesticide safety, or applicator safety. Applicator safety involves more than just protecting from pesticide exposure. Safety does include understanding the label, PPE, ... READ MORE
External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more so to our horses. Not only do flies make ... READ MORE
Spring cleaning, a time to get rid of the old and start with the new! This can be great for closets and garages, but what can we do with unwanted pesticides? This blog will discuss how to avoid having unwanted pesticides in the first place, ... READ MORE
The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL ... READ MORE
“Not All Who Wander Are Lost”
My Journey to Pesticide Safety Education
That quote “Not all who wander are lost” comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, to be precise) and is very fitting for my ... READ MORE
If you missed last week’s blog this is a reminder to take advantage of our Spring CEU Special. We just renewed courses and for the first time in a few years added a brand new course: PIO CORE 1 How To Read a Label.
This new course will ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
The Florida Bellflower is a perennial wildflower found in moist areas like meadows, pond/marsh/stream margins, and on roadsides. The violet flowers bloom in spring ... READ MORE
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
Many producers have started planting corn or will be doing so in Northeast Florida within the next few weeks. There are several consideration that need to be made to increase seedling germination, stand counts and yield.
Hybrid ... READ MORE