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Monitoring for Common Lawn Insects

Spittlebug damage on centipedegrass. Photo credit: Larry Williams UF/IFAS Mole crickets, chinch bugs and spittlebugs are common lawn insect pests to begin watching for this time of year. Mole crickets can be active in lawns spring through fall, but the best window of opportunity to control them is in June and July. Soap flushing is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/13/monitoring-for-common-lawn-insects/

Potato Disease Management Starts with Monitoring Your Seed Stock

Figure 1: Seed borne diseases, such as blackleg shown above, can go unnoticed until it is too late. Paying close attention to the seed from production to planting can help reduce the impact of these devastating pathogens. (Photo courtesy of Clay Pederson) By: Nicholas Dufault, Rebecca Barocco, and Sajeewa Amaradasa There have been many concerns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/21/potato-disease-management-starts-with-monitoring-your-seed-stock/

UF Monitoring the Buzzing in Your Ear

  University of Florida researchers maintain a constant vigilance on the potential for mosquito-borne illness concerns.  UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach tracks rainfall, groundwater levels, mosquito abundance, wild bird populations and virus transmission to animals including horses and sentinel chickens.  When mosquito infection rates reach the levels that can infect humans, alerts …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/20/uf-monitoring-the-buzzing-in-your-ear/

Monitoring for a Potential Pathogen in Florida Potato and Tomato

Fig.1. Shoots of zebra chip affected potato plants infected with Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum. Leaves on younger shoots display purpling, and older leaves are chlorotic. The leaves are also rolled. (Photos courtesy: Dr. Lia Liefting). Dr. Binoy Babu, Dr. Nicholas Dufault, Dr. Mathews Paret, and Dr. Carrie Harmon During the 2000 growing season in Texas, a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/monitoring-for-a-potential-pathogen-in-florida-potato-and-tomato/