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Tag: Pest Management

Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop – November 9

Encroaching brush, whether native or invasive, can be a problem for properties large and small. Fighting woody brush and other hard-to-kill weed species can be challenging for property owners. Many factors affect the effectiveness and efficiency of control… Read More

Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported unusually high numbers of nymphs, the juvenile form… Read More

Cercospora: A Fungal Problem for Summer Vegetables

This summer’s rainy and humid weather has created a perfect environment for the proliferation of a variety of fungal diseases. Of  particular interest is Cercospora, which is a genus of fungus containing over 1,200 different species. Because there are so many… Read More

U-scout: An Excellent Resource for Vegetable Disease Diagnosis

The ample rain and persistent humidity throughout northwest Florida during the last two months have increased disease incidences in summer vegetable crops. Scouting fields with an eagle eye for potential disease outbreaks is essential this season. The U-scout tool, developed by UF/IFAS… Read More