Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across the Southeastern ... READ MORE
In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during ... READ MORE
Citrus greening (also known as HLB or Huanglongbing) is a bacterial disease affecting citrus production around the world, it was first found in South Florida in 2005. Citrus greening affects all citrus cultivars causing overall tree decline/ ... READ MORE
Above: Ladybugs are often associated with biocontrol because they eat aphids. UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones.
The term biocontrol is short for biological control. Biological control is a way of controlling pests with their natural enemies. ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Add one more entry to corn’s list of abilities: helping to biologically control pests.
Already a source of food and biofuel, University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE