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Hemp pest ID tool from UF/IFAS available now


September 30, 2021

Pests can cause devastating impacts to a hemp crop. The first step to tackle a pest problem is to identify the unwelcome intruder. A new UF/IFAS hemp pest identification tool takes the guesswork out of identifying some of the potential Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Hemp, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project
using a magnifying glass to scout for a caterpillar on a plant

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management


February 23, 2021

Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disease, Greenhouse, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Mites, Nematodes, Nursery, Pathogens, Pest Management, Pests, Scouting, Weeds

New Video: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida


February 23, 2021

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project has a new video resource available for industrial hemp growers: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida. The video, narrated by UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) professor of entomology ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biological Control, Eriophyidae, Hemp, Industrial Hemp, Juanita Popenoe, Lance Osborne, Mites, Mites In Hemp, Osborne, Tarsonemidae, Tetranychida

Just Published: Consumer Preferences for Labels Disclosing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides


October 20, 2020

Neonicotinoid pesticide use in the U.S. ornamental horticulture industry continues to be in the spotlight due to potential health risks to pollinator insects, with several large retailers requiring disclose of use on plant labels. In Consumer ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Auction, Consumer Perceptions, Experimental Auction, Horticulture, Horticulture Economics, Khachatryan, Labels, Neonicotinoid, Rihn, Wei

Online CEUs: Diseases of Ornamentals and Fungicide Resistance Training


May 26, 2020

Looking for ways to earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit this summer? Join UF/IFAS for our Diseases of Ornamentals and Fungicide Resistance Training on June 5, 2020. The training will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag Row Crop, CEU, Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Continuing Education Unit, Core, Education, Horticulture, O & T, Ornamental, Ornamental Plants

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

UF Student Creates DIY Predator-Rearing System


December 5, 2019

Two years ago, Sarah Birkmire took her first entomology class and since then she has been hooked on the study of insects. An avid gardener herself, Birkmire is interested in pest control and plays scientist in her own garden of potted plants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Bad Bugs, DIY, Extension, Good Bugs, Insects, Natural Enemies, Predators, UF Student
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So You Think You Want to Start a Greenhouse Business in Florida


February 27, 2019

Here’s few tips to consider before you get started. There’s a lot to know, but you can learn it in advance to diving in. This will prevent you from making costly mistakes. Have a Business Plan Create a business plan that includes your ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agribusiness, Business, Fertilizer, Greenhouse, Ocextension, Pest Management, PH

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