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Climate Change and Pesticides

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November 30, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Emily Kraus, Endangered Species, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

UF awarded $5 million in NIFA grants to battle citrus greening disease

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October 24, 2023

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amit Levy, Asian Citrus Psyllid, Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Entomology, HLB, Horticultural Sciences, Huanglongbing, Integrated Pest Management, John Chater, Jose Chaparro, Lukasz Stelinski, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nian Wang, Nifa, Plant Pathology, UF/IFAS Citrus Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA
deformed wing virus and Varroa on honey bees

What’s Up With the Newly Registered Amitraz Flash-Treatment in Florida?

October 9, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amitraz, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, New Product, Pest, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–7/20/23

June 19, 2023

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

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial Pesticide, Continuing Education, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Landscape Management, Landscapes, LCLM, License, Limited, Limited Pesticide, LLO, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pests, Workshop

Combining UV light and predatory mites could help manage nasty strawberry pest, but there’s a caveat

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May 31, 2023

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Integrated Pest Management, Mite Eggs, Pests, Predatory Mites, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Twospotted Spider Mite, Ultraviolet Light, UV

Prevention Is The Key To Keeping Rodents Out Of Your Home

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May 4, 2023

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

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bobby Corrigan, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pest Management University, Pests, PMU, Urban Pest Management

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Chinches del Sur (“Southern Chinch Bug”)

April 14, 2023

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Chinches, Chinches De Sur, En Espanol, Español, Florida Farms, Florida Lawns, Florida Pests, IPM, Polksmallfarms, Sod, Southern Chinch Bug, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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