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Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard


March 29, 2021

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
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Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective


April 17, 2020

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of thousands of lives; upheaval of national ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Diseases, Fruits, Insects, Invasive Species, Quarantine, Travel, Vegetables
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Mosquito Transmitted Diseases


March 13, 2018

Mosquito transmitted diseases have been in the news lately. While these diseases are not new, it is always good to review what we can do to minimize the risk of mosquito-vectored diseases for the safety of equines such as horses, donkeys and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Diseases, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, EEE, Horses, Levy County, Livestock, Mosquito, North Florida Livestock Agents Group, UF-IFAS

iPhone and Android Apps for Citrus Pests and Disease Identification


July 7, 2014

Are you interested in screening for common and exotic citrus diseases and pests? The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) CDiseases and CPests hand-held applications for iPhone and Android (2013) are searchable fact sheets from the Citrus ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Android, Applications, Citrus, Diseases, IPhone, Pests

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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