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About the Grape Root Borer

August 7, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: American Bunch (Vitis Labrusca L.), Grape Root Borer, The GRB Is The Most Important Pest Of Grapes In The Southeastern United States, Vitacea Polistiformis (Harris), Vitis Rotundifolia Michx.

Asian bean thrips in Florida

July 24, 2020

A new thrips pest was reported on snap beans in Miami-Dade county in 2020. Thrips are tiny insects that are about a millimeter long and are common in flowers. The name, “thrips” is both the singular and plural form of the name. The new thrips ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Pests & Disease

Corn earworm

July 20, 2020

Caterpillars are a common pest of vegetable plants. They can reduce fruit quality and yield by feeding on leaves or fruit. One important caterpillar pest is the corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea). This caterpillar develops into a relatively harmless ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Pests & Disease

FIVE grand ONLINE learning opportunities – Register Now!

May 20, 2020

Do you want the opportunity to learn from professionals and hear from key UF researchers, all from the comfort of your home? Here are five grand events from FDACS, FNGLA, and other CEUs. Check out any of the classes that interest you and fit ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension

Should you be concerned about Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2?

April 22, 2020

What is Ralstonia solanacerum? It is a bacterial pathogen that can cause injury to different plants, including tomato, potato, vegetables, and some ornamentals. Occurrence: This pathogen is grouped into five different races and biovars because ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ralstonia Solanacerum, Ralstonia Solanacerum In Florida, Regulated

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. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... 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

Bean Pod Borer Moth

July 16, 2019

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods. Infestation of Maruca ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease
Tags: Arachis, Bean Pod Borer Moth, Big Pine Key, Cajanus, Canavalia, Crambidae, Crotalaria, Dolichos, Erythina, Fabaceae, Glycine, Lablab, Legumes, Lepidoptera, Maruca Vitrata, Monroe County, Mucuna, Phaseolus, Pisum, Pithecellobium Poinciana, Sesbania, Tephrosia, Vicia, Vigna

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