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Protecting pollinators around the backyard

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November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, Ifas, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, Uf, Wasp, Wildlife
Beef cattle in Florida

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

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March 29, 2021

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: A, Ag, Agriculture, Agro, Anaplasma, Anaplasmosis, Bosques, Bug, Bull, Cafe, Calf, Carrier, Cattle, Covid, COVID-19, Cow, Diseas, Disease, Diseases, Extension, Farm, Farming, Florida, Fly, Hardee, Heifer, Herd, Ifas, Insecticide, Jonael, Latino, Livestock, Produciendo, Ranch, Ranchette, Science, Sick, Steer, Tick, Ticks, Uf, Vaccine, Veterinarian, Video
Red imported fire ant

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

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August 23, 2017

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Farm, Farming, Fire Ants, Invasive, Livestock, Pests, Special Topics

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