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Be on the Lookout for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale!

Figure 1 Note the black sooty mold coating the layers of white and grey scale, believed to be crapemyrtle bark scale, Eriococcus lagerstroemiae. [Photo by Gary Knox] Crapemyrtle bark scale, Eriococcus laqerstroemia, is a new pest of crapemyrtle and is emerging as a major threat to crapemyrtles throughout Florida and the Southeast U.S.  This pest …

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Be on the Lookout for Prevent Pigeon Fever

Livestock owners need to be on the lookout for Pigeon Fever to appear again in livestock this year. Over 60 Florida horses, mainly in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, were infected with this disease in 2012.   Pigeon Fever is an infection caused by the bacteria, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis that lives in the soil and is spread …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/17/be-on-the-lookout-for-prevent-pigeon-fever/

Be on the lookout for horseshoe crabs

 Bill Mahan County Extension Director Franklin bmahan@ufl.edu   Spring is around the corner and that can only mean one thing, horseshoe crabs! That’s right it’s horseshoe crab survey time! Horseshoe crab blood looks blue. Photo Credits: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Each spring the scientists Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) look for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/07/be-on-the-lookout-for-horseshoe-crabs/