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January First Friday with Florida First Detector


January 9, 2023

Recap of January First Friday with Florida First Detector In January, we talked all about stink bugs and other hemipteran insects. We focused on invasive insects in the subfamily Heteroptera. The subfamily Heteroptera includes not just ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Hemiptera, Insects, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Spotted Lantern Fly, Stink Bugs

December First Friday with Florida First Detector


December 5, 2022

Recap of December First Friday with Florida First Detector On December 2nd, we covered the basics of invasive snails and slugs. Snails and slugs are a type of mollusk called a gastropod. Slugs are different than snails in that they typically ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Bioscurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Gastropods, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Slugs, Snails

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

Pilea Aphid (Myzus fataunae) discovered in Florida

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January 7, 2019

DPI recently issued the first report of Myzus fataunae, the Pilea aphid, in the Western Hemisphere. Specimens were collected from an aluminum plant (Pilea cadeirei) in Florida. These aphids are native to Japan and Korea. They represent a threat ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aluminum Plant, FDACS-DPI Pest Alert, Myzus Fataunae, Pilea Aphid, Pilea Cadeirei

Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros

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May 2, 2018

The coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a major pest of cultivated palm trees. It primarily attacks coconut and African oil palms, but it is also a threat to sugarcane, papaya, and pineapple crops. Economic losses occur due to ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Coconut, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Invasive Species, Ornamental, Oryctes Rhinoceros, Palm

New palm pest in Florida: Phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma)

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April 25, 2018

Phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) is a pest of several ornamental plant species, especially those in the family Arecaceae (palms). In March 2018, an infestation of phantasma scale was discovered on 27 roadside palm trees in Miami-Dade county. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Diaspididae, Fiorinia Phantasma, Hemiptera, Invasive Species, Ornamental, Palm, Phantasma Scale

Spanish Course: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (“Roundup” certificate) CEUs & Exam

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March 27, 2018

A pesticide application course taught in Spanish is being offered on March 29th, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. This is a licensing class and exam for commercial landscape maintenance employees who need to apply pesticides in landscape beds. It is commonly ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Certificate, Roundup, Spanish

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