Tag Archive: Pests

Workshop on New and Re-emerging Rose Diseases and Pests, July 11, 1-5 pm.

Come to this free workshop to learn about the latest results of University of Florida and national research on roses. Receive hands-on training on symptoms and management of rose rosette disease, rose mosaic disease, crown gall, and rose pests.   FL Pesticide CEUs, FNGLA CEUs and GA Pesticide CEUs have been applied for!   This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/workshop-on-new-and-re-emerging-rose-diseases-and-pests-july-11-1-5-pm/

Potential Pests and Diseases of Olives in Florida

Figure 1. Adult glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis. Photo Credit: Lyle J. Buss, UF/IFAS Russ Mizell, Peter Andersen and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman Olives, Olea europaea, are a newly-developing crop in Florida, but much still remains to be learned of the potential pests. Olives are best adapted to dry Mediterranean climates with some winter chilling. Production under Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/14/potential-pests-and-diseases-of-olives-in-florida/

Arthropod Pests of Strawberries

Evan Anderson, Walton County Agriculture Agent Strawberries are currently in full production, and seeing rows of beautiful berries at a u-pick operation, or flats of flawless fruits in the store makes it easy for the consumer to forget how many pests and diseases growers must deal with. Strawberries take a great deal of management to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/arthropod-pests-of-strawberries/

High Tunnels Can Exclude Vegetable Pests

High tunnel Tomato Crop at UF/IFAS WFREC: photo by Blake Thaxton High tunnel crop production has steadily increased in Northwest Florida, with many utilizing funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). There are many benefits to high tunnel production with crop earliness being the most talked about. Another major …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/19/high-tunnels-can-exclude-vegetable-pests/

Tools for Trapping Pests and Attracting Beneficial Insects

Russ Mizell, UF/IFAS Professor of Entomology, NFREC Quincy Florida’s climate provides a long and often year-round growing season. Wherever crops are grown they attract insect and disease pests. As a result, growers are confronted with two major problems: detecting when pests arrive and determining how to manage them. All organisms have their own natural enemies …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/tools-for-trapping-pests-and-attracting-beneficial-insects/

Douse Those Pests With Oil!

For centuries, people annoyed with plant pests have used oils to control insects, mites, and even some fungal diseases. Current oil products are better than ever! Sample oil products for pest control. Photo by Mary Derrick. Commercially available horticultural oils are mineral oils from refined petroleum products. Impurities are removed and then an emulsifying agent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/04/douse-those-pests-with-oil/

Don’t Blame Pests for Dry Lawn

  When Northwest Florida goes through a dry period in spring or summer, many gardeners wonder about some mysterious pest that’s playing havoc in their lawns. Without realizing it, the gardener is observing dry spots which they are mistaking for a lawn pest. These dry spots are the result of imperfections in an irrigation system. They’re revealed during times of inadequate rain. During times …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/30/dont-blame-pests-for-dry-lawn/