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UF study: UV lamps can control strawberry pest

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November 29, 2022

With about 11,000 acres -- mostly in west-central Florida -- strawberries are worth $399 million annually in Florida. That represents 10% of the national strawberry value and most of the domestically produced winter crop in the United States. Those ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mite Eggs, Natalia Peres, Night, Plant Pathology, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Twospotted Spider Mite, UV Lights

Citrus greening bacteria’s complex relationship with the tree defense system creates ongoing challenges to scientists


November 22, 2022

LALE ALFRED, FLA.--- At the heart of the disease that threatens the Florida citrus industry is a complex exchange between the citrus tree and an insidious bacterium. Huanglongbing, or HLB, also known as citrus greening, has wreaked havoc ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amit Levy, Callose, Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Plant Pathology, Reactive Oxygen Species

UF scientist to investigate strategies to control major tomato disease

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October 13, 2022

  Tomatoes represent a $1.9 billion-a-year crop planted on 330,000 acres across 18 states, but diseases such as bacterial spot can threaten them. A University of Florida scientist has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to study ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bacterial Spot, Bacterium, Environment, Fresh Market, Gary Vallad, Grant, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Strains, Tomatoes, Transplant Facilities, USDA-NIFA

UF-developed web-based tool helps blueberry growers control disease

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August 16, 2022

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in other words, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Anthracnose Fruit Rot, Blueberries, Blueberry Advisory System, Doug Phillips, Fungicide, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Text Alerts, Web Tool

Professor/farmer named director of Southwest Florida REC

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May 18, 2022

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Citrus, Director, Diseases, Entomology And Nematology, Family Farm, Farms, J. Scott Angle, Michael Burton, Missouri State University, Pests, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout U.S.

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April 18, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla –Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #ufentnem, Brian Bahder, Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, Plant Pathology, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

A culture of nomination


February 18, 2022

 We’ve had an encouraging surge in new American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows in recent years. In my opinion, this is not because we’re suddenly doing fellow-level science. I believe it indicates our reputation ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Work & Life
Tags: Awards, Horticultural Sciences, Microbiology And Cell Science, Plant Pathology, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences, UF-IFAS, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Study: White clay spray mix repels major crop pest


January 25, 2022

QUINCY, Fla. --- Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology, Josh Freeman, Kaolin, Mathews Paret, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pest Control, Plant Pathology, Tomato, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Whiteflies, Whitefly, Xavier Martini

Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management

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October 28, 2021

Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CDM, Commercial Vegetable Production, Craig Frey, Cucurbits, Disease Management, Downy Mildew, Extension, Fungicides, Gary Vallad, GCREC, Plant Pathology, UF-IFAS, Vegetable Production, Vegetable Research Highlights

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