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Tips from the help desk…Bats in your belfry, September 2022

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November 26, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Bats in your belfry by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Bats are known for their scary Halloween personas. That is if bats can have personas. Nevertheless, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Conservation, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, Mosquito, PolliNATION, Wildlife

Queen and Washingtonia Palms are Under Attack


November 22, 2022

The culprit is a fungus known as Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. palmarum We continue to lose many Queen and Washingtonia palms in residential and commercial properties all over South Florida.  According to University of Florida IFAS Extension, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Fusarium Oxysporum, Palm Diseases, Queen Palm, Washingtonia Palm

Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
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UF scientist to investigate cost-effective methods to combat nematode pests, diseases in turfgrass

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November 15, 2022

Lawns, playing fields, golf courses, parks and many other outdoor areas are part of the multi-billion-dollar turfgrass industry. That industry provides aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the Sunshine State. Valued at $14.3 ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Lawn, Parasitic Nematodes, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, USDA-NIFA

The Right Dose: Video Series


November 15, 2022

Florida is one of the most regulated states regarding pesticide applications.  Pesticide applicators licensed in Florida that apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) must know their obligation under Florida Law. Restricted Use Pesticides are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training, The Right Dose

La Dosis Correcta: Serie de Videos


November 15, 2022

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados con respecto a las aplicaciones de plaguicidas. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas con licencia en Florida que aplican Plaguicidas de Uso Restringido (RUP) deben conocer su obligación bajo la Ley de ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, En Espanol, Español, La Dosis Correcta, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training

A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents

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November 8, 2022

Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Home Landscapes, Homeowner Resources, Irrigation, Save Water, Water Conservaton
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UF/IFAS Study: Termite queen and king are the best parents in the world, until they’re not

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November 7, 2022

Studying the parental behaviors of termites has provided a University of Florida scientist with a rare look into how a queen and king pair push the limits of parenthood. The result is a look at how the queen and king work the hardest ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Allparental Behavior, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Functional Ecology Of The British Ecological Society, Subterranean Termites, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

November First Friday with Florida First Detector


November 7, 2022

Recap of November First Friday with Florida First Detector On November 4th, we dove into the basics on fruit flies. We focused specifically on true fruit flies in the family Tephritidae. These fruit flies have unique wings, often with a visible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

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