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UF study: UV lamps can control strawberry pest

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November 29, 2022

With about 11,000 acres -- mostly in west-central Florida -- strawberries are worth $399 million annually in Florida. That represents 10% of the national strawberry value and most of the domestically produced winter crop in the United States. Those ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mite Eggs, Natalia Peres, Night, Plant Pathology, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Twospotted Spider Mite, UV Lights

UF-developed web-based tool helps blueberry growers control disease

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August 16, 2022

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in other words, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Anthracnose Fruit Rot, Blueberries, Blueberry Advisory System, Doug Phillips, Fungicide, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Text Alerts, Web Tool

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen

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March 4, 2021

When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen. Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night, pointing the UV light at the strawberries and zapping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Night, Norway, Pathogen, Powdery Mildew, Strawberries, Tractor-drawn Machine, Ultraviolet Light, USDA, UV Light

Global group recognizes UF/IFAS engineer for strawberry spray app

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January 13, 2021

Now that we’re knee-deep in strawberry season, many growers owe Clyde Fraisse and Natalia Peres a debt of gratitude. About a decade ago, Peres saw a need for a fungicide decision-support tool. Farmers sprayed about every week to control strawberry ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Alerts, App, Award, Clyde Fraisse, Decision-support Tool, Fungi, Fungicide, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Strawberries, Strawberry Advisory System, World Meteorological Organization

Citrus Advisory System alerts growers so they can stem post-bloom fruit drop

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October 22, 2020

Beep. Beep. Beep. That’s the sound of the alert, telling a citrus grower it’s time to spray fungicide to help prevent fruit from falling off the tree. When the brand-new fruit falls off a citrus tree, post-bloom fruit drop (PFD), as it’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Citrus, Citrus Advisory System, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Clyde Fraisse, Disease, Fungicide, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Megan Dewdney, Mobile Device, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Post-bloom Fruit Drop, Web Tool

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