Recommendations for your apiary in December 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 ... READ MORE
You might very well be living with a primitive creature - no, not your mother-in-law or your roommate's Chihuahua - something much older and more on the destructive side. Scurrying around your seersucker jacket ... READ MORE
Utilizing an integrated approach to managing pests in a garden can help reduce the use of chemicals in your garden. This approach utilizes cultural, natural, and low-impact control before using more broad-spectrum pesticides that can harm pollinators ... READ MORE
The Inevitable Pests
It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE
Los parásitos gastrointestinales son uno de muchos retos que usualmente no tomamos en cuenta en las operaciones ganaderas hasta que es demasiado tarde. Algunos animales tienen la habilidad de resistir una invasión de estos organismos, pero ... READ MORE
By now you have heard about the discovery of Giant African Lands Snails in Pasco County, which is a nonnative, invasive mollusk. The area is currently under a quarantine which prohibits the movement of plant materials in or out of the New ... READ MORE
The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County.
Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE
Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches.
“On ... READ MORE
Recommendations for your apiary in May:
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. ... READ MORE
Having a quality turf or plant sample is important to help us at UF IFAS Extension diagnosis a problem or identify a plant. Learn how to collect a sample of both turf and plant material if you will be bringing a sample to your local UF IFAS ... READ MORE