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Rainbow agama

Peters’s Rock Agama on the Treasure Coast


February 1, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is producing educational information about nonnative Peters's rock agama that are becoming increasingly visible on the Treasure Coast. You can view the TV show that was produced on the topic courtesy of ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agama, Critter Corner, Invasive Reptile, Rainbow Lizard
Spanish Needle and Butterfly

Human and Environmental Risks for the Use of Glyphosate Herbicide in Weed Control


August 2, 2020

Glyphosate is an herbicide commonly used in Florida landscapes and agriculture. UF/IFAS is committed to safety and supports integrated pest management as the first line of defense against weeds and other pests, including the use of glyphosate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: #pesticide, Glyphosate, Herbicide
Mosquito

Bromeliads and Mosquitoes


July 25, 2020

What can you do to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting your bromeliad plants? The information below is courtesy of Dr. Roxanne Connelly formerly with the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab and currently with CDC. There are several options: ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Dengue, Florida Medical Entomology Lab, FMEL, Gioeli, Mosquito, Mosquitoes, Virus, West Nile
Air Potato Leaf Beetles

UF/IFAS Faculty Celebrate Successful Completion of the Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program


May 26, 2020

Research and extension faculty with UF/IFAS have reached successful completion of the five-year Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program. UF/IFAS project partners are: Dr. Carey Minteer (lead) with the Indian River Research and Education ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Air Potato, Invasive
Swallowtail Caterpillar

Thats not bird droppings…its a giant swallowtail butterfly caterpillar!


May 6, 2020

The giant swallowtail butterfly's caterpillars are unmistakable. They look like bird droppings. These caterpillars feed on citrus plants hence the nickname "orange dog." The caterpillar below is feeding on Hercules club.   References Florida ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: #UFBugs, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Orange Dog

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... 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
air potato leaf beetles

Biological Control Successes in Florida


January 21, 2020

A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida. UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Biological Control, Invasive Species

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