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Not So Scary Biological Control Agents

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage of… Read More

Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now

by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian Right Here, Right Now Fall 2021 growing season is here.  Have you started your vegetable garden yet?  If your answer is, “no”, here are a few tips to help you on your… Read More

Graduate Student Point of View: The Benefits of Internship Research Experience (Part 2)

My name is Taylor Petrusha, and I am a 2021 University of Florida graduate student enrolled in my first semester in the Department of Environmental Horticulture. During the summer of 2021, I interned at the University of Florida’s… Read More

UF study gives strawberry growers a ray of (UV) light at the end of their pest tunnel

BALM, Fla. — For a few years, University of Florida plant pathologist Natalia Peres has used an ultraviolet light system to thwart strawberry pathogens. Peres even published a study this year that showed the system helps control powdery… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: May 2021

Recommendations for your apiary in May: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. For more information, check out this resources: Swarm Control for Managed Beehives Originally published May, 2017. Revised and republished May,… Read More

New educational presentations available to citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Looking for news that you can use now to improve citrus grove management?  Six new presentations from UF/IFAS researchers are now available for viewing on the UF/IFAS Extension citrus agents’ website. The… Read More

Alligatorweed Flea Beetles Hard at Work in Port St. Lucie, FL

Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is another invasive aquatic weed found in Florida.  It originated in South America and has become a ubiquitous noxious weed in ponds throughout St. Lucie County and the Florida Treasure Coast. Fortunately, a biological control agent,… Read More