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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

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

Dude Where’s My CEUs?

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October 20, 2023

Many of our applicators who get certified loathe taking tests. Our applicators are GREAT in the field, but tests are stressful. Many want to avoid them AND learn information beyond the basics of the test. This leaves only one additional pathway ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU, Continuing Education Unit, FDACS, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License
deformed wing virus and Varroa on honey bees

What’s Up With the Newly Registered Amitraz Flash-Treatment in Florida?


October 9, 2023

Varroa destructor is no stranger to beekeepers around the world. In August 2023, a product (Amiflex) representing a new formulation of amitraz was registered in many states the United States, including Florida. After receiving many questions ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amitraz, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, New Product, Pest, Pest Management, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa

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