'Tis the season of love, and amidst the heart hoopla, I am spreading my enduring affection for one of my favorite group of organisms: Bugs! But, before you cringe at the thought of all bugs as being pests, ravaging your roses or zesting your ... READ MORE
Hello Avid Readers! Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are starting the year with a topic that comes up often. Have you ever been asked, does organic mean safe? As an entomologist, I have been asked this often, or heard it stated as a fact. ... READ MORE
The weather in Florida is adequate for many organisms to thrive. Unfortunately, this also includes many pest species that can harm crops and Ornamental plants. A pest can be any insect, mite, weed, fungi, bacteria, virus, bird, or any other ... READ MORE
El clima en Florida es adecuado para que muchos organismos prosperen. Desafortunadamente, esto también incluye muchas especies de plagas que pueden dañar los cultivos y las plantas ornamentales. Una plaga puede ser cualquier insecto, ácaro, ... READ MORE
Hello Avid Readers! This week you’ll be hearing from Olivia Maule. She has spent (or suffered 😆) a semester with us and would like to share her experience involving science communication with the PIO. I will miss Olivia because she ... 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
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
Madeline Mellinger had only about a year of experience working with growers in the Everglades Agricultural Area when they asked her to serve as their adviser on pest management.
During that year she had established their trust through consistent ... READ MORE
You may have heard the term integrated pest management or the phrase ‘IPM’ tossed around in conversation by your pest control company, your landscape maintenance service, or even me - your local extension agent! So, you may be wondering ... READ MORE