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
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
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
Trick or treat, and take your pick: a chocolate-covered cricket or a waxworm caterpillar?
Even though Halloween is a time to eat candy, it’s also an opportunity to try creepy crawlers like crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms.
Rebecca ... READ MORE
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
Photo above shows a male Evarcha culicivora. (Image provided by Lisa Taylor, UF/IFAS)
For a creature that – legs and all – might be no larger than a pencil eraser, spiders continue to surprise researchers with their cognitive abilities.
Lisa ... READ MORE
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
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
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
The purpose of the Florida Beekeeping Calendars is to provide beekeepers with a monthly reference point for managing their bees throughout the year. Each calendar includes a check-list for beekeepers to complete for each region of the state. ... READ MORE