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Category: Invasive Species

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

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 of the large… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

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… Read More

February Flora and Fauna Festival

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… Read More

Pilea Aphid (Myzus fataunae) discovered in Florida

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 to nursery… Read More