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What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?

External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day!

Coreopsis

Celebrate Earth Day with Native Coreopsis Flowers North Florida is bursting with blooms for Earth Day. The dazzling display of yellow Coreopsis flowers across fields and along roadways are complimenting the beautiful array of pink… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Bee Communication

Communication is the key to success of any team and honey bees are no exception. These social insects interact using smell, taste, sound, and touch. They communicate about food resources or even about potential nearby… Read More

COVID has Improved Food Safety

Silver Lining One of the silver linings of COVID pandemic for me as a food safety instructor has been the increased focus on handwashing and sanitizing surfaces. I am especially thrilled about increased handwashing since… Read More

Pickerelweed… Friend of Foe?

I often get calls on how to control pickerelweed. Although this beautiful aquatic plant is a Florida native, it can spread prolifically leaving pond owners with the assumption that it’s an invasive weed. Invasive plants… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Bee Biology

Now that we know what pollinators are and types of bees found here in Florida, let’s take a closer look at bee biology. Bees belong to the order of Hymenoptera, with ants and wasps. Bees… Read More