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Did you receive mysterious seed packets from China?


July 30, 2020

Florida residents have been reporting unsolicited seed packets in the mail. Some have Chinese characters and others have arrived in boxes labeled diamond studs. Florida and many other states are reporting these incoming packages. The mystery ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: China, FDACS, Florida Department Of Agriculture, Invasive Species, Seeds, USDA

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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
Pesticide Spray

Abiotic Factors for Ornamentals; New Ornamental Varieties for NE Florida; Chemical Spill Recover; Pesticide Labeling 2019


September 23, 2019

DATE AND TIME Thursday, December 12 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST LOCATION Yulee County Building 86026 Pages Dairy Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Call for directions!!! FEE Early bird is $30 per person; at the door is $40; Instructors Erin Harlow and ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: LCLM
white peach scale Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

White peach scale


March 11, 2019

All of the white, covering the trunk of your tree is actually an insect. White peach scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni), is believed to have originated in Japan or China, although one report places the point of origin in Italy where ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: White Peach Scale
Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern Tent Caterpillars and Your Horses


March 22, 2018

If you take a look around your yard this spring, chances are you will spot bags of caterpillar webs. If you were to peer closer you will see numerous Eastern Tent Caterpillars(ETC) inching around. These insects exist throughout the United States, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Horses, Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, MRLS

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