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Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

Multiplying in the Garden: Green Peach Aphid


January 28, 2019

They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae. This pest ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Aphid, Extension, Garden, Gardening, Green, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Pests, Small Insects, UF-IFAS

Lacewing Larvae: Don’t Take Out the Trash


October 2, 2018

I'm not sure about everyone else, but I have some favorite insects I encounter a lot around the garden. Most of these are ones that I see at work to help make the landscape work better such as pollinators and my favorites, the predators. One ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aphid, Benefical Insect, Biological Control, Florida, Florida Friendly, Insect, Lacewing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticide, Trash Bug, Trashbug

Can my plants catch the flu? Plant viruses and transmission to hosts


December 29, 2017

It's flu season! Hopefully, you have gotten the flu vaccine for you and your family this year. If not, there's still time. While you may or may not catch the flu this year, some folks wonder if it's possible for them to transmit viruses to plants ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphid, Flu, Low-toxicity Pesticide, Plant Disease, Thrip, Vaccine, Vector, Virus, Whitefly

Can my plants catch the flu? Plant viruses and transmission to hosts


December 29, 2017

It's flu season! Hopefully, you have gotten the flu vaccine for you and your family this year. If not, there's still time. While you may or may not catch the flu this year, some folks wonder if it's possible for them to transmit viruses to plants ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphid, Flu, Low-toxicity Pesticide, Plant Disease, Thrip, Vaccine, Vector, Virus, Whitefly

Eggplant Pest Management


October 19, 2015

While citrus may come to mind when people think of crops in Florida, the state was ranked second nationally in annual eggplant production. With eggplant production happening throughout Florida (southeastern Florida being the main production ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: #ufbugs, Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, American Serpentine Leafminer, Aphid, Armyworm, Crops, Eggplant, Fruits And Vegetables, Horticulture, Melon Thrip, Pest Management, Silverleaf Whitefly, Tomato Pinworm

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