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Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
Brazilian Peppertree

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control UF/IFAS Extension Team Successfully Adapts to COVID-19 ”New Normal”

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March 31, 2021

Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: #GatorDay, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Invasive, Thrips

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season


September 6, 2017

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I am anticipating during the beginning ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aphids, BT, Caterpillars, Disease, Fall Planting, Identify, Insects, Pests, Plants Garden, Scouting, Soapy Water, Spidermites, Thrips, Vegetables

Peppers Get Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Too!


July 7, 2016

Peppers and tomatoes are in the same plant family – solanaceae or more commonly known as the nightshade family – and can be susceptible to some of the same diseases. This is true of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). The solanaceae family ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Disease, Edible Landscape, General Gardening, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Panhandle Gardening, Pepper Disease, Peppers, Pests, Ring Spot On Pepper, Thrips, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, TSWV, Vegetable Gardening

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