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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?

The small world of Meloidogyne enterolobii


October 13, 2020

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

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: 1983) Is A Highly Virulent Member Of This Group That Attacks Several Field Crops And Horticultural Plants., And Was First Shown To Cause Damage To Roots Of Pacara Earpod Tree (Enterolobium Contortisiliquum)., Meloidogyne Enterolobii (Yang And Eisenback, The Small World Of Meloidogyne Enterolobii, This Nematode Originated From China

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


August 25, 2020

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 the invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Forests, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Asian Longhorned Beetle, The Florida First Detector Program

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.

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