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Can Pest Management be Sustainable?

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February 16, 2024

Hello Avid Readers! Have you ever been concerned that your pest management tactics aren’t very environmentally friendly?  Have you asked yourself can pest management be sustainable? Well lucky for you the answer is yes! There are more and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Emily Kraus, EPA, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide Resistance, Safety, Sustainability

Climate Change and Pesticides

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November 30, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! This month I attended the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. There were many presentations that have me thinking about how climate change is likely to affect populations of many organisms, including pests, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS
Tags: Emily Kraus, Endangered Species, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

Do You Know Where to Find a PULA?

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November 16, 2023

The pesticide world is so full of acronyms it’s not even funny, and we use them all the time. I did in this title, and you probably thought “where do I find it? heck I don’t even know what it is”. Well hopefully I can help you navigate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Use Limitation Area, PULA
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Pesticides and Pollinators: Protecting Our Pals

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June 15, 2023

Hello Avid Readers and welcome back! This week we will be celebrating slightly in advance of Pollinator Week. Our vegetable and flower gardens serve as a point of pride for many of us green thumbs. We want to protect our veggies from pests, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Emily Kraus, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticide, Pollinator Protection, Safety

Who Gave the Spring It’s Voice

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June 2, 2023

For Dr. Suess fans everywhere, this title might have made you think of the Lorax. The quote "I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues”. You might be curious about how this is going to tie ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Entomology Emily, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
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Earth Day! Biopesticides, Organic, and Safer Choice

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April 20, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! This month there are many events celebrating the big blue sphere we call home, Earth! I thought I would take the opportunity to discuss some chemical options and alternatives that are considered safer for the earth. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Emily Kraus, EPA, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety

Pesticides and Water Conservation

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April 6, 2023

April is water conservation month here in the state of Florida. Multiple agencies have wonderful information about what we can do to conserve water here in Florida (https://www.tampabaywater.org/blog/april-is-water-conservation-month-do-your-part-be-water-smart/ ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, Water, Water Conservation, Water Conservation Awareness Month

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