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Nearly half of global septic systems work inadequately; UF scientist urges safety in wake of climate change

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September 12, 2022

Nearly one-fourth of the world’s wastewater comes from residential septic systems, according to the United Nations. But only 48% of such systems adequately treat wastewater. The most common type of septic system includes the tank and a ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hurricane Season, Leach Field, Low-lying Areas, Mary Lusk, Pathogens, Public Health, Saturation, Septic System, Septic Tank, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Wastewater
using a magnifying glass to scout for a caterpillar on a plant

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

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February 23, 2021

Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Disease, Greenhouse, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Mites, Nematodes, Nursery, Pathogens, Pest Management, Pests, Scouting, Weeds

Let the Power of the Sun Restore Your Garden Soil


June 17, 2020

Written by Philippe Bilger, Master Gardener Volunteer For many living in South Florida, summer is the time to enjoy the sun and the fun activities available to us. Due to the heat and humidity during the summer, growing a traditional ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gegetable Gardening, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nematodes, Palm Beach County, Pathogens, Raised Beds, Soil, Solarazation, Summer, Weeds

UF study: Disease-carrying mosquitoes abound in deforested lands

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October 9, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows. Deforestation occurs when people ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vittor, Deforestation, Entomology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, News, Pathogens

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

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December 5, 2013

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. African dust video GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky. Using the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: African Dust, Andrew Schuerger, Cape Canaveral, DART, Dust, Dust At Altitude Recovery Technology, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Kennedy Space Center, Pathogens, Plant Pathology, University Of Florida

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