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Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer


December 9, 2020

Description and origin Have you come across an 'earthworm' with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama jumper, crazy ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Have You Come Across An 'earthworm' With An Aggressive, Jumping Worms Constitute Several Non-native Amynthas Species Introduced Into The United States, Meet The Jumping Worm: The Invasive Game Changer, Wiggling Behavior That Left You Curious?

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.

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
Tags: CEU, FDACS, FNGLA

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

February Flora and Fauna Festival


February 7, 2020

All roads lead to the UF Entomology & Nematology Department this (February 8th and 9th) weekend for the first edition of the February Flora and Fauna Festival hosted by the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) program. You are invited to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Doctor Of Plant Medicine, February Flora And Fauna Festival

New pest in Florida: Hibiscus bud weevil, Anthonomus testaceosquamosus


June 1, 2018

DPI recently identified several weevil samples collected from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hernando counties as Anthonomus testaceosquamosus, the hibiscus bud weevil. This weevil is currently found in Mexico and Texas, and it causes significant ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Anthonomus Testaceosquamosus, Hibiscus, Hibiscus Bud Weevil, Invasive Species, Ornamental, Pest

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