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UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests


December 22, 2021

BALM, Fla. --- Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries virtually unmarketable – and it means ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops
Tags: Biopesticide, Crops, Damage, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Radiance, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Organic, Pesticides, Predatory Mites, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Strawberry Season, Thrips

UF study gives strawberry growers a ray of (UV) light at the end of their pest tunnel


July 20, 2021

BALM, Fla. --- For a few years, University of Florida plant pathologist Natalia Peres has used an ultraviolet light system to thwart strawberry pathogens. Peres even published a study this year that showed the system helps control powdery mildew. Two ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Joseph Montemayor, Mites, Natalia Peres, Pests, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, UVC Radiation

UF/IFAS findings show less need for pesticide to control strawberry pest


December 8, 2020

It’s harvest season for Florida’s $300 million-per-year strawberry season, so those who grow this fruit need help to control pests such as the tiny (up to 2-millimeters long), destructive chilli thrips. Farmers often use pesticides to ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Chilli Thrips, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Crop Damage, Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Integrated Pest Management, Oscar Liburd, Pesticide, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries

Young UF/IFAS researcher credits father for success as female scientist


February 27, 2020

BALM, Fla. – Growing up in India, Sriyanka Lahiri wanted to pursue a career in science, and importantly, found support from both her parents. But she credits her father, a chemical engineer, for encouraging her in scientific subjects as she ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Father, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, India, Sriyanka Lahiri, STEM, Women's History Month

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