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Mechanical Harvester Waterhyacinth

Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?


February 2, 2021

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Waterhyacinth is a free-floating plant that produces a showy and very attractive blue/purple flower. As they bunch together and bloom, it provides a picturesque ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Integrated Plant Management, Invasive Plants, Mechanical Control, Waterhyacinth

UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar


February 2, 2021

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus fruit dropping before harvest has been a perennial problem for Florida growers but one that is particularly challenging during the 2020-21 growing season. Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Fruit Drop, Growers, Horticultural Sciences, Pre-harvest Fruit Drop, Tripti Vashisth

Pesticide Safety Education Month


February 2, 2021

The month of February is designated as National Pesticide Safety Education Month. Pesticide safety is rarely at the forefront of someone’s mind, sometimes even those who are applying pesticides, but it is an important responsibility. Many ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, National Pesticide Safety Month, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety, Safety
Rainbow agama

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast


February 1, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Critter Corner, Invasive Reptile, Rainbow Lizard
Rainbow agama

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast


February 1, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Critter Corner, Invasive Reptile, Rainbow Lizard

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: February 2022


February 1, 2021

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in February 2022: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Entomology, Honeybee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

A New and Revised Resource: World Honey Bee Health.com


January 29, 2021

The Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory at the University of Florida (HBREL) is announcing the completion of a website and manuscript update of the global distribution of western honey bee (Apis mellifera) pathogens and pests. The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Bug, Educational Training, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?


January 29, 2021

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact of pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Evaluation, Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Registration, Pesticides

University of Florida citrus nutrition consulting program to continue; new participants wanted


January 26, 2021

By: Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus researchers have found that following the appropriate nutritional and irrigation guidelines designed for a specific grove is one ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Nutrition, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Extension Agent, Grove, Tree Health

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