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Florida Beekeeping Calendar: September 2022


August 31, 2022

Management practices for your apiary in September: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa
Mexican petunia with gall mites

What is This? Gall Mites!

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August 30, 2022

Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gall Mites, Invasive Species, IPM Florida, Native Plants, Ruellia

Could this be Avocado Sunblotch Viroid (ASBV)?

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August 30, 2022

Recently, Collier County Extension received an email about strange looking spots on an avocado fruit. A sample was submitted to the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center Plant Diagnostic Clinic to figure out exactly what was causing ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Avocado, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farms, Small Farms, SWFL, TREC, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Plants, UF IFAS Extension
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Tips from the help desk…paper wasps

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August 24, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Paper Wasps by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Friend or Foe? Many Gardeners might believe them to be the enemy. They wait on their paper nest creations ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, PolliNATION, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension

Tasks and Duties throughout the Life Cycle of a Worker Honey Bee

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August 22, 2022

Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Acknowledge, Apis Mellifera, Bugs, Colonies, Colony, Cycle, Drones, Duties, Duty, Eggs, Honey, Honey Bee, Insects, Laying Workers, Life, Life Cycle, Nectar, Needs To Bee Protected, Pollen, PolliNATION, Pollinator, Pollinators, Queen, Save The Bees, Task, Tasks, Worked, Worker Honey Bee, Workers, Working

Better With Butterflies: The Atala

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August 19, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the gossamer winged, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators, Wildlife

Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–10/5/22


August 15, 2022

The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial Pesticide, Florida Friendly, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Landscapes, LCLM, License, Limited, LLO, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Workshop

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