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Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–7/20/23

June 19, 2023

The limited pesticide applicator's licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Commercial Pesticide, Continuing Education, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, Landscape, Landscape Management, Landscapes, LCLM, License, Limited, Limited Pesticide, LLO, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pests, Workshop

Combining UV light and predatory mites could help manage nasty strawberry pest, but there’s a caveat

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May 31, 2023

Growers can use ultraviolet light and predatory mites to help control a pest that can severely damage strawberries, but new University of Florida research adds a cautionary note. This integrated approach to managing twospotted spider mites ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Integrated Pest Management, Mite Eggs, Pests, Predatory Mites, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Twospotted Spider Mite, Ultraviolet Light, UV

Changes to the Orange County Plant Clinic

May 17, 2023

Did you know that UF/IFAS Extension Orange County has a group of trained volunteers to help you with your plant needs? If your plants are in need contact our Residential Plant Clinic! What exactly is a Plant Clinic? Think of it as a one-stop-shop ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, FFL, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, New Vegetable Gardener, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County, Pests, Plant Diagnostic, Plant Help, Plants, Trees, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening, Volunteers

Prevention Is The Key To Keeping Rodents Out Of Your Home

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May 4, 2023

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - especially when it comes to pests. Urban Rodentologist Dr. Bobby Coriggan says this includes mice and rats. A mouse only needs one-quarter of a inch to find its way into your home. Once inside, ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bobby Corrigan, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pest Management University, Pests, PMU, Urban Pest Management
Classes and events at U F I F A S Extension Brevard County

May 2023 Class List

April 27, 2023

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences this May! Below is our current class list for the month. Mother's Day Charcuterie Board Basics May 3  |  6 pm – 8 pm Mom’s and kids of all ages, celebrate ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: 4-H, Adulting, Backyard Chicken, Bright Futures, Bycatch Reduction Devices, Canning, Car Seat Safety, Charcuterie, Charcuterie Board, Child Passenger Saftey, Child Safety, Commercial Landscaping, Crab Traps, Day Camp, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Fishing, Florida Wildlife, Food Handlers, Food Handlers Certification, Food Preservation, Food Safety, Golf Association, Hunter Safety, Invasive Species, Livestock, Outdoor Skills, Pasture Management, Pest Control, Pesticide, Pests, Poultry, Pressure Canning, Seminar, Soil Improvement, Space Coast Golf & Turf Association, Summer Camp, Turf, Turf Management, Turfgrass, Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteering, Water Bath Canning, Youth Development

Scientists warn of invasive plant pest; say early detection, reporting key

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March 29, 2023

An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Pests, Gardening, Invasive, Invasive Pests, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Ornamental Plant Industry, Ornamental Plants, Ornamentals, Pest, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pests, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS entomologist lists top eight invasive species that invade households and empty wallets

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February 22, 2023

The list of Florida’s invasive species goes beyond reptiles and plants. Many insects and rodents we consider household pests are also invasive species. These insects and rodents that invade households cost U.S. homeowners billions of ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Ask IFAS, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Household Pests, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Insects, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, Mice, National Invasive Species Week, National Pest Management Association, Pests, Rats, Rodents, SFYL Hot Topic, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Research, West Indian Drywood Termites, William Kern

UF scientists aim for more tree varieties to ensure urban canopy survives pests, diseases

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February 21, 2023

If you plant a wider array of tree species in urban areas, you might avoid your forest being wiped out by a single pest or disease, say University of Florida scientists. “When cities are dominated by only a few species, new infestations ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arborists, Canopy, Diseases, Diversity, Environmental Horticulture, Forest, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Impediments, Landscape Architects, Pests, Trees, Urban, Variety

February First Friday with Florida First Detector

February 6, 2023

Recap of February First Friday with Florida First Detector In February, we talked about Invasive Scale Insects and covered identification of species commonly found in Florida and a few that were recently detected in Florida. Scale insects ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Hemiptera, Insects, Invasive Species, Ornamental Plants, Palm Pests, Pests, Scale Insects, SeminoleCountyAg

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