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After Ian, Pine Island producers get UF/IFAS Extension help, information

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October 26, 2022

Most people probably know about the struggles faced by residents and businesspeople in Lee County and the rest of Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. But you might not know that farms dot the seaside landscape of Pine Island, off ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Braham Dhillon, Disease, Education, Farms, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Florida Cattlemen's Foundation, Fruit, Hurricane Ian, Lindsey Wiggins, Livestock, Mango, Palms, Pine Island, Recovery, Stephen Brown, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County
Researcher Karen McKenzie raised these female in captivity. They do not carry disease.

What’s Buzzing Me, Mosquito Be Gone!


August 22, 2022

From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some transmit disease pathogen ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Bee Hive, Bug Spray, Control De Mosquitoes, Disease, EEEV, En Espanol, Florida, Gardening, Levy County, Manage Pests, Mosquito, Mosquito Bites, No-spray List, Skeeter Bites, UF-IFAS, West Nile Disease

AI helps detect watermelon disease quickly, accurately

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July 18, 2022

If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The Sunshine State leads the nation in watermelon production. But, like all farmers, those who produce watermelons seek ways to control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Detection, Disease, Downy Mildew, Drones, Machine Learning, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Technology, Watermelon, Yiannis Ampatzidis

Strawberry growers globally could benefit from UF/IFAS research into dangerous disease

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May 11, 2022

Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes. The key: combine genomic data with phenomics. The genome amounts to all the DNA in an organism. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Detection, Disease, Genes, Genomics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Phenomics, Plant Breeding, Powdery Mildew, Ronald Tapia, Sensor, Seonghee Lee, Strawberries, Vance Whitaker

Video: Collecting a Quality Plant Sample


April 28, 2022

Having a quality turf or plant sample is important to help us at UF IFAS Extension diagnosis a problem or identify a plant. Learn how to collect a sample of both turf and plant material if you will be bringing a sample to your local UF IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Diagnosis, Disease, Insects, Pests, Plant Identification; Extension, Problem Solving, UF IFAS Extension

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