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
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
Recap of November First Friday with Florida First Detector
On November 4th, we dove into the basics on fruit flies. We focused specifically on true fruit flies in the family Tephritidae. These fruit flies have unique wings, often with a visible ... READ MORE
A new pest, the black bean bug (BBB), Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood), has been detected in South Florida following the initial suspicion of a post on iNaturalist, in September 2020, by Adam Pitcher (DPM graduate student) and Dr. Amanda Hodges.
An ... READ MORE
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
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), an invasive insect, was in the news about two weeks ago because of its first sighting on Staten Island, New York.
The SLF is established in Pennsylvania and has been reported in Delaware, New Jersey, ... READ MORE
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
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
As you could guess from the name, the squash bug, Anasa tristis, is a pest of squash and all other relatives of squash. The squash bug is common in the United States, especially in areas where these crops are grown. In Florida, several generations ... READ MORE
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