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Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season


September 6, 2017

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I am anticipating during the beginning ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aphids, BT, Caterpillars, Disease, Fall Planting, Identify, Insects, Pests, Plants Garden, Scouting, Soapy Water, Spidermites, Thrips, Vegetables

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?


August 23, 2017

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Farm, Farming, Fire Ants, Invasive, Livestock, Pests, Special Topics
Red imported fire ant

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?


August 23, 2017

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Farm, Farming, Fire Ants, Invasive, Livestock, Pests, Special Topics

UF researcher: Nearly $1 million grant will help struggling blue crab industry


August 14, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A researcher at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences wants to study the blue crab and a viral pathogen that infects it. Now, a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Blue Crab, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Virus

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