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Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS Study: Termite queen and king are the best parents in the world, until they’re not

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November 7, 2022

Studying the parental behaviors of termites has provided a University of Florida scientist with a rare look into how a queen and king pair push the limits of parenthood. The result is a look at how the queen and king work the hardest ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Allparental Behavior, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Functional Ecology Of The British Ecological Society, Subterranean Termites, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
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NOV. 5 dormitory groundbreaking celebrates gift, successes of first Black female entomology student at UF

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October 27, 2022

WHAT: On November 5, the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) will commemorate a milestone with a ceremonial groundbreaking of a facility named for the first Black female student in entomology at UF who became the first ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomologist, Graduate Student Housing, Homestead Mayor Steven Losner, J. Scott Angle, Kent Fuchs, Marsha McGriff, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, News, One Night In The Tropics, Pauline O. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus Pauline Lawrence, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Women's History Month
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What is your termite risk in Florida? UF/IFAS scientists explain – it depends where you live

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May 18, 2022

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Edis, Invasive Species, Lyle Buss, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF Insect ID Lab, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida Termite Collection

UF/IFAS expert explains what to expect when midges invade your pond, lake

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April 6, 2022

Ponds and streams provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. They also provide breeding habitats for swarms of flying pests like midges. These mosquito-like pests often draw concern and confusion among crowds encountering them about ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, William Kern
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UF/IFAS scientist battles ‘hidden enemies’ in South Florida’s soil

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March 6, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more. As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Crops, Nematodes, Ornamental Plant Industry, Research, Root-knot Nematodes, Soil, Soil Microbes, Soil Science, South Florida, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

Termite season is coming: Local UF scientist explains what to know at free March 1 webinar

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February 24, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla -- Termite season in Florida is around the corner, and experts at UF/IFAS are ready to help. On March 1, Thomas Chouvenc, a termite expert and assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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