Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health.
Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE
As of today I have been with the Pesticide Information Office for one month. I am delighted to introduce myself and my new role! They say the devil is in the details and I intend to embed myself in the details of safe pesticide ... READ MORE
Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Mango
By Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane
Common name: Mango
Botanical name: Mangifera indica
Good varieties: Angie, Orange Sherbet, Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Rosigold, ... READ MORE
Attention, UF IFAS 4-H'ers!
The UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (UF HBREL) is currently accepting submissions in response to the 2022 American Beekeeping Federation Foundation 4-H competition call for entries. Since national ... READ MORE
Recently Vice President for UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, introduced some of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives being implemented at UF/IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center (TREC). Among the initiatives he mentioned was Dr. ... READ MORE
Termite Awareness Week begins March 13, just in time for swarming season.
Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale conduct year-round research on the ... READ MORE
A pristine habitat and a giant bat
The flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) is a bat species that gets its name from its size, literally a bat as big as a fox that flies. Its wingspan goes to up about between 3 and 4 feet, making it one of the ... READ MORE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more.
As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE
Everyone is talking about butt rott -- Ganoderma butt rott that is! Lately I've had more phone calls than ever from homeowners seeking to identify the strange fungus growing out of their palm trees and wondering what to do next.
All palm ... READ MORE