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The Alligatorweed Stem Borer: Unsung Hero of Aquatic Weed Management


October 14, 2020

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Alligatorweed, Aquatic Weeds, Biocontrol

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)


February 21, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Wildlife
Tags: Air Potato Vine, BCRCL, Biocontrol, Biocontrol Research, Brazilian Peppertree, Exotic Invasive Plants, Hayslip Lab, Invasive Plants, Thrips, Tropical Soda Apple, UF/IFAS Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control Research & Containment Laboratory
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Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Popping Up on Coconut Palms- Oct. 2018


October 24, 2018

Above: Spiraling whiteflies smother a gumbo-limbo (Pic: Kim Gable, UF |IFAS Extension Key West). Bottom: Close-up of spiraling whitefly (Pic. Holly Glenn, UF|IFAS Homestead TREC). Note the sucking mouthparts.   The ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aleuroctonus Vittatus (Eulophidae), Biocontrol, Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid, IPM, Landscape Pests
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Protection from Citrus Greening?


December 1, 2017

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bacteria, Biocontrol, Citrus, Disease, Greening, HLB, Huanglongbing, Hunter, Parasitoid, Psyllid, Tamarixia, Wasp

New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest


November 1, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. 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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biocontrol, Corn, Entomology And Nematology, Gall Midge, IFAS, Lance Osborne, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Twospotted Spider Mite, UF

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