Termite Awareness Week began March 13, just in time for swarming season.
Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale conduct year-round research on the invasive ... READ MORE
Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health.
Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more.
As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla -- Termite season in Florida is around the corner, and experts at UF/IFAS are ready to help.
On March 1, Thomas Chouvenc, a termite expert and assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education ... READ MORE
West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus circulate among wild birds via mosquitoes, occasionally spilling over to infect humans, horses and other animals.
New research finds that some of the primary vectors of West Nile and ... READ MORE
QUINCY, Fla. --- Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season.
The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying ... READ MORE
In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment.
Historically, the exam has only ... READ MORE
The dengue virus (DENV) is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that remains a source of frustration for mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists, and ecologists.
As a virus that poses a public health risk impacting ... READ MORE
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
UF will hold its first Ram Test and Sale event on Oct. 2, starting at 8 a.m.
A gift from a Florida sheep farmer will support upgrades to the UF/IFAS Sheep Unit and allow researchers to expand the UF sheep and goat herds
These enhancements ... READ MORE