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Guest Blog: My Tangle with the Delta Variant of COVID-19

As the Zoonotic Diseases Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, I am required to remain abreast of emerging zoonotic diseases worldwide. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus responsible for causing COVID-19,… Read More

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases…. Read More

Bromeliads and Mosquitoes

What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants?  The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC. There are several options: Remove… Read More

Keeping your workers and customers safe against COVID-19

Sanitation in your workplace We know that agricultural operations and workers are essential. But now that we might enter a “new normal” phase where we still have to practice sanitation while opening businesses like plant nurseries, farms, gardens… Read More

Virus throttles Florida’s lucrative ornamental plant industry (Interview)

How is COVID-19 pandemic affecting the ornamental plant industry in Florida? Follow this interview by AFP news to a nursery grower and UF/IFAS Extension expert in Miami-Dade County By AFP. The palm trees that line many US boulevards,… Read More