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Florida-Friendly Landscaping – Scavenger Hunt Activity!


March 24, 2020

The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​ (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife! The FFL Program is all about: putting the "right plants" in the "right place" giving ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Activity, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, Scavenger Hunt, Water Conservation, Wildlife

UF Student Creates DIY Predator-Rearing System


December 5, 2019

Two years ago, Sarah Birkmire took her first entomology class and since then she has been hooked on the study of insects. An avid gardener herself, Birkmire is interested in pest control and plays scientist in her own garden of potted plants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Bad Bugs, DIY, Extension, Good Bugs, Insects, Natural Enemies, Predators, UF Student
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

Aaaahhhh – Aphids!


February 15, 2019

Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.   Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: #ufbugs, Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Milkweed, Monarch, Pest Management, Pests, Pollinator Gardens

#UFBugs – UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly in Miami-Dade


May 19, 2015

It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents: Rugose spiraling whitefly. GAINESVILLE, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #ufbugs, Avispa, Clases, Control Biologico, Educación, Education, Florida, Good Bugs, Homestead, Miami-Dade, Mosca Blanca, Predador, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension, UF/IFAS. UF-IFAS Extension, Wasp. Biological Agent, Whitefly

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