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Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: April 2022


March 31, 2022

This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. The check-list can be used to identify ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, PolliNATION, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

Plagas de las fincas de Florida: Ácaros Varroa


February 17, 2022

Existen múltiples problemas que pueden afectar negativamente a las abejas de miel occidentales. Estos problemas pueden incluir la falta de recursos como las flores, condiciones climáticas adversas, enfermedades, uso inadecuado de pesticidas ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, En Espanol, Español, Honeybees, Pest Management, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Spanish, UF-IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Varroa Mites


February 17, 2022

There are multiples problems that can harm the Western Honeybees. These problems can include a lack of resources such as flowers, harsh weather conditions, diseases, inadequate used of pesticides, and pest infestations such as Small Hive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Honeybees, Pest Management, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS, Varroa Mites

Kaolin and Limonene as Repellents for Whitefly Management In Vegetables


November 22, 2021

Dr. Xavier Martini Department of Entomology UF/IFAS North Florida REC Due to the development of insecticide resistance and difficulties in whitefly management with conventional insecticides, significant agricultural research has been aimed ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Commercial Vegetable Production, Craig Frey, Entomology, Extension, Insecticides, Kaolin, Limonene, Pest Management, Pesticides, Tomato, UF-IFAS, Vegetable Production, Vegetable Research Highlights, Whitefly, Xavier Martini

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

The Grass Class Resource Pass


August 24, 2021

Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking water in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Disease, Disease Management, Fertilize, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Grass, Grass Types, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, Mow, Mowing, Pest Management, Pests, Resources, Turf, Turfgrass, Watering, Weed Management, Weeds

Consider Getting Vaccinated Before the Holiday Season!


August 2, 2021

Think about the holidays this year and have these dates in mind for peace of mind! I think we all need laughter and hugs, a turkey overdose, and some quality family time together spent yelling at the football game on TV. Before that, maybe you ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, COVID, Covid-19, Employees, Employers, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Landscapers, Lanw Maintenance, Lawn, Lawn Maintenance Business, Lawnworkers, PCO, Pest Management, Pesticide Applicators, Planning, Professional, Vaccine

What’s the Buzz on Bees?


June 24, 2021

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vu, Bee, Brett Bultemeier, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Integrated Pest Management, Jamie Ellis, Pest Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, Pollinator Protection, Pollinator Week Cross Pollination, Pollinators, Sylvia Willis, UF Honey Bee Lab

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