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Category: Agriculture

Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer

Description and origin Have you come across an ‘earthworm’ with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious what it is? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several… Read More

The small world of Meloidogyne enterolobii

Meloidogyne spp. (root-knot nematodes, RKN) are associated with decline in global crop yield. They are the most economically important nematode species, and are difficult to get rid of when you accidentally introduce them into your… Read More

The Florida First Detector – A Virtual Episode about the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Florida First Detector (FFD) Program is here again, an opportunity for you to learn something new this Fall. This time we would be learning about invasive species identification and sample submission, more specifically about… Read More

About the Grape Root Borer

Introduction The two types of grapes grown in Florida, Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) and the American bunch (Vitis labrusca L.) grapes, are susceptible to attack from the grape root borer (GRB),¬†Vitacea polistiformis (Harris). The GRB… Read More