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Boll Weevils and Beyond: Extension Entomology

May 19, 2014

Florida is a haven for many forms of insect life, from butterflies and honey bees to termites and fireflies. Unfortunately, its miles of coastline and thriving trade also make it vulnerable to harmful invasive species, which enter our state ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boll Weevil, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Extension 100 Years, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Smith-Lever Anniversary

Boll Weevil and Hog Cholera: How Pest Infestations Helped Extension Gain a Foothold in Florida

November 14, 2013

In 1915, Florida’s agricultural economy was in serious trouble. Its principal cash-crop, cotton, was being devastated by the boll weevil, an invasive beetle that crossed over from Mexico in the early 1900s. Farmers were desperate to make up ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Communications
Tags: Agriculture, Boll Weevil, Diseases, Extension 100 Years, Hog Cholera, Hogs, Invasive Species

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