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Finding the Correct Pesticide Applicator License in Florida

It can be difficult to determine which pesticide license is needed for an applicator's specific situation. Each license has unique study material, a different fee structure, and varied CEU requirements. This new 71-page publication utilizes a "dichotomous key" for the pesticide license process to help guide users to the correct license. Each license category page will also provide all the relevant information needed to get and maintain a license in the state of Florida.
Released On: 09-26-2021

Growing Lettuce in Small Hydroponic Systems

This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department presents an overview on the use of different small hydroponic systems that could be implemented by home gardeners for lettuce. Recommendations on lighting, media, and other key aspects are presented in this publication as well. Written by Germán V. Sandoya, Jonael Bosques, Francisco Rivera, and E. Vanessa Campoverde.
Released On: 09-26-2021

A Guide to Nesting Sea Turtles in Florida

Florida’s coastline provides critical habitat for sea turtle nesting, as it has for millions of years. Throughout the state, three of the seven species of sea turtles in the world have significant nesting populations. Loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles use Florida’s beaches to lay nests each year. This publication provides information on the identification, nesting characteristics, and abundance of each of the common sea turtle species who nest in Florida.
Released On: 09-23-2021

The Hibiscus Bud Weevil (Anthonomus testaceosquamosus Linell, Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

A profile of the hibiscus bud weevil intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences. The hibiscus bud weevil, a pest of China rose hibiscus, originates from northeastern Mexico and southern Texas and can cause large economic losses to hibiscus growers. This fact sheet provides nursery owners, homeowners, and other interested people with information on this serious pest.
Released On: 09-23-2021

Valuing Florida Water Resources: Summary by Regions

This article is a part of the EDIS series “Economic Value of Florida Water Resources” (see https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_series_valuing_florida_water_resources ). This series is aimed at helping water-resource professionals and interested citizens improve their knowledge of the economic value of goods and services provided by Florida water resources. The focus of this paper is specifically on supporting and regulating ecosystem services provided by Florida water resources.
Released On: 09-23-2021

El maracuyá en Florida

Passionfruit is a short-lived evergreen perennial vine that produces an aromatic, tropical-tasting fruit. This new 14-page Spanish translation of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department provides a description of passionfruit and its various species and cultivars, as well as a guide to culture and management, harvest and storage, its pests and diseases, and food and marketing. By M. Bailey, A. Sarkhosh, A. Rezazadeh, J. Anderson, A. Chambers, and J. Crane. Translated by J. Clavijo-Herrera.
Released On: 09-23-2021

Large Snake Lineup for South Florida: A Guide to Differentiating between Non-Native and Native Snakes

Fifty species of native snakes live in Florida, help maintain a balance in the ecosystem, and encourage healthy crops. Many non-native snakes have become established, as well, and some have harmed the ecosystem. This brochure is a guide to identifying the snakes of south Florida and differentiating between non-native and commonly confused native snake species.
Released On: 09-22-2021

Growth and Spread of the Argentine Black and White Tegu Population in Florida

The Argentine black and white tegu is one of the largest lizard species in the Western Hemisphere, growing up to four feet long. The tegu’s broad habitat use and omnivorous diet create the potential for severe ecological impacts in areas outside its native habitat. This publication presents updated information about efforts to understand and manage the problem of invasive tegus in the state of Florida. It presents the implications of continued expansion of their range.
Released On: 09-22-2021

Injection of Chemicals Into Irrigation Systems: Rates, Volumes, and Injection Periods

A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet.
Released On: 09-22-2021

Southern Red Mite, Oligonychus ilicis (McGregor) (Arachnida: Acari: Tetranychidae)

The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.
Released On: 09-22-2021

Common Bark Beetle Pests of Florida

This new 4-page guide was created specifically as an aid for youth forestry knowledge competitions, including 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Along with a collection of the listed beetles, it is suitable as a beginner’s introduction to the most important pine pests in Florida. Written by Sawyer Adams and Jiri Hulcr and published by the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Program.
Released On: 09-21-2021

Common Green Bottle Fly or Sheep Blow Fly Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Insecta: Diptera: Calliphoridae)

A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

Cicadas (of Florida), Neocicada hieroglyphica (Say), Tibicen, Diceroprocta and Cicadetta spp. (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)

A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

Apple Maggot, Apple Maggot Fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)

A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

Coreid Bug, Leaf-Footed Bug, Euthochtha galeator (Fabricius) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coreidae)

A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

Rice Bug (suggested common name) Leptocorisa acuta (Thunberg) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Alydidae)

The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.
Released On: 09-20-2021

Vespiform Thrips Franklinothrips vespiformis Crawford (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae)

The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.
Released On: 09-20-2021

Illustrated Key to the Genera of Free-Living Marine Nematodes in the Superfamily Chromadoroides—Exclusive of the Chromadoridae

A UF/IFAS numbered publication. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

Lobate Lac Scale, Paratachardina lobata lobata (Chamberlin) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea: Kerriidae)

A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Integrated Pest Management
Released On: 09-20-2021

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