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food can with the "best before" product date shown on the top. [credit: uf/ifas extension sarasota county]

Foodborne Illness: Follow food safety handling practices at the store


July 8, 2022

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

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria, Food, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Pathogen, Pgm_FCS, Virus

Monitor for Large/Brown Patch in Turf


October 30, 2021

Diseases are problematic when all three conditions are satisfied: Disease present Susceptible plant Favorable environment Large Patch, also known as Brown Patch, is a disease of warm season turfgrasses that rears its ugly head ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, Brown Patch, Cflandscapes, Disease, Hwooten, Landscape, Large Patch, Pathogen, Pest, Pest Management, Turf, Turf Diagnostics, Turf Disease, Turf Issue

Take-all Root Rot, Whether You Like It Or Not!


August 3, 2021

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Triangle, Garden, Hwooten, Landscape, Lawn, Pathogen, Root Rot, Take-all, Turf, Turf Dieback, Turf Issue, Turfgrass

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

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