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Category: Pests & Disease

2021 Spring Virtual Bee College Registration is OPEN!

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory for the 2021 Spring Virtual UF/IFAS Bee College! Image Credit: Suzy Rodriguez, Department of Entomology and Nematology Description Join the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Weed Wrangle© Week Activities with Central Florida CISMA

What is Weed Wrangle© Week? Weed Wrangle© Week is an annual event aimed at bringing together local volunteers to rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species. During this week, volunteers typically will gather for hands-on… Read More

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive… Read More

How do we manage invasive weeds? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is integrated pest management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is the combination of various tactics to manage pest populations. You can think of it like a tool… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in rural areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in rural areas and what should I know about them?  In rural areas, invasive species can run rampant. Often, rural areas go unmanaged… Read More

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them?  Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, so avoiding these species not only… Read More

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant that is growing… Read More

Parts of a Pesticide Label…What Is It?

Understanding the way a pesticide label is organized makes it that much easier to use and find the information that is needed. “The Label Is The Law” is a phrase many pesticide applicators are familiar with, but don’t… Read More

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns… Read More

Waterhyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem?

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 setting for… Read More