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Category: Pests & Disease

AI could reduce the amount farmers spray to control strawberry pest

Artificial intelligence that might use smartphone images could lead to more accurate, early detection of a pest that ruins strawberries, a $300 million dollar-a-year industry in Florida. University of Florida scientists have developed a smartphone app to detect… Read More

Ornamental and Turf Exam Review and CEUs on 5/27/21

WHAT: Pesticide Applicator Ornamental and Turf Exam Review WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm WHERE: Virtual via Zoom COST: $15 PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pesticide-applicator-ornamental-and-turf-exam-review-may-27-2021-tickets-146481400813 CEUs: 2 Ornamental and Turf About the Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicators License The… Read More

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator Review and CEUs on 6/10/21

The limited pesticide applicator’s licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals who apply caution label  pesticides in plants… Read More

Good Lookin’ Grass Part 1: The Biology

If weed free turf is important to you, your client, or your HOA, listen up! There are a few basic rules of green thumb for good lookin’ grass, and even then, it will not stay perfectly green year-round…. Read More

Good Lookin’ Grass Part 2: The Management

If weed free turf is important to you, your client, or your HOA, listen up! There are a few basic rules of green thumb for good lookin’ grass, and even then, it will not stay perfectly green year-round…. Read More

Spring Cleaning, What To Do With Unwanted Pesticides

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… Read More

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping

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 principles, you can produce… Read More

AI may help UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to try to… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: April 2021

This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. For more information, check out these resources: Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848 Swarm Control for Managed Beehives: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in970 Florida Honey Bee Plants: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1223 Originally published April, 2017. Revised and… Read More