At UF/IFAS, we are working on finding solutions for Florida's citrus growers. This is a summary of one project made possible by state legislative funding for the UF/IFAS Citrus Initiative during the 2018-19 cycle. It documents how we are making ... READ MORE
Last month, I had lunch with a young South Korean who’d spent the past five years as a graduate student in Fort Lauderdale. We talked about recruiting the world’s top graduate students. His insights came from his autobiography.
Once Sang-Bin ... READ MORE
How do you identify pest insects? What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to herbicides after they are applied? What is biological control? What are some best management practices for turf? This six-week webinar series ... READ MORE
Noemi Soto never thought of pursuing a degree in entomology and nematology. In fact, she was once fearful of insects entirely. However, through an internship and class field trip, Soto was introduced to the world of insects, confirming her ... READ MORE
Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application.
A) Private Applicator
You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE
By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director
Invasive plants are a constant problem in the environment. Whether they are blocking navigation and access, or damaging native plant communities, invasives have ... READ MORE
To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Question.
It is common to see pesticide technicians in hats, particularly logoed ballcaps. They are practical for keeping the sun off while providing visibility for the company logo. The more worn in a hat ... READ MORE
Description and origin
Have you come across an 'earthworm' with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama jumper, crazy ... READ MORE
Why Choose Licensed?
Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.
Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE
Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE