Hello Avid Readers! This month I attended the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. There were many presentations that have me thinking about how climate change is likely to affect populations of many organisms, including pests, and ... READ MORE
University of Florida scientists will elevate their efforts to control citrus greening, with about $5 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
NIFA, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, split funding ... READ MORE
Varroa destructor is no stranger to beekeepers around the world. In August 2023, a product (Amiflex) representing a new formulation of amitraz was registered in many states the United States, including Florida. After receiving many questions ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra last Wednesday was highly valuable, a testament to the UF/IFAS Turfgrass Sciences Program's unwavering century-long dedication ... READ MORE
Pecans have long been an important and high-value agricultural crop, and that hasn’t changed as we progress through the 21st century. Pecans are native to the USA and Mexico, with their natural habitat being riverbanks and floodplains west ... READ MORE
The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses:
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE
Hello Avid Readers and welcome back! This week we will be celebrating slightly in advance of Pollinator Week. Our vegetable and flower gardens serve as a point of pride for many of us green thumbs. We want to protect our veggies from pests, ... READ MORE
Growers can use ultraviolet light and predatory mites to help control a pest that can severely damage strawberries, but new University of Florida research adds a cautionary note.
This integrated approach to managing twospotted spider mites ... READ MORE
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - especially when it comes to pests. Urban Rodentologist Dr. Bobby Coriggan says this includes mice and rats. A mouse only needs one-quarter of a inch to find its way into your home. Once inside, ... READ MORE
Si usted tiene una granja de césped en Florida o trabaja en un negocio de jardinería, las chinches pudieran convertirse en un problema económico importante si no se toma el control adecuado.
¿Qué son las chinches y cómo puedo ... READ MORE