Have you ever had a foodborne illness? Would you know if you had?
Foodborne illness symptoms can mimic the flu, with upset stomach, fever and diarrhea as common issues. So, it's important to note that we are all vulnerable and anyone can ... READ MORE
In the last blog post, we discussed how prevalent are foodborne illnesses, the populations especially vulnerable to this issue. In this post, we will discuss some safe food-handling practices while we are at the grocery store.
Sometimes, ... READ MORE
Super Bowl Sunday is just days away. As the festivities begin and we make plans to party or tailgate together (safely, with social distancing and masks), keep one key precaution in mind: safety from foodborne illness.
Dips and chips, chicken ... READ MORE
Diseases are problematic when all three conditions are satisfied:
Large Patch, also known as Brown Patch, is a disease of warm season turfgrasses that rears its ugly head ... READ MORE
Anthropogenic release of an invasive species
Besides the well-known and most common domestic animals, such as cats and dogs, there are other exotic species that have entered the pet animal trade. This includes reptiles, such as turtles, snakes, ... READ MORE
If you have had issues with declining turf during the summer and early fall, it could be take-all! Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida summers and early fall. Take-all root rot is a disease that is naturally ... READ MORE
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
Special Guest Blogger – Lorraine Ketzler, Biological Science Technician with US Fish and Wildlife Service
There have been several fungal invaders entering and spreading within the US in recent years and I’d like to draw attention to four ... READ MORE
Gardeners in Northwest Florida were blessed this spring with conditions conducive to great gardening, mild weather and plenty of rain. However, with those pleasant conditions has come an unusually high occurrence of Fireblight. Cases of Fireblight ... READ MORE
Webinar on irrigation pathogens and water quality. Dr. Gary Moorman of Penn State will be the presenter next week.
He has prepared an assignment for participants and will do a quick quiz when he begins his webinar.
This assignment is posted ... READ MORE