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UF/IFAS findings show less need for pesticide to control strawberry pest

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December 8, 2020

It’s harvest season for Florida’s $300 million-per-year strawberry season, so those who grow this fruit need help to control pests such as the tiny (up to 2-millimeters long), destructive chilli thrips. Farmers often use pesticides to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Chilli Thrips, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Crop Damage, Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Integrated Pest Management, Oscar Liburd, Pesticide, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

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August 29, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests -- by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology, Florida, Grape Root Borer, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Oscar Liburd, Richard Mankin, Univversity Of Florida, USDA, Will Sanders, Wine

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