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House Dust Mites, Dermatophagoides spp. (Arachnida: Acari: Pyroglyphididae)

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IN216/EENY-059 by H. A. Denmark and H. L. CromroyFebruary 26th, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Mole Cricket Nematode, Steinernema scapterisci Nguyen & Smart (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Steinernematidae)

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IN249/EENY092 by K. B. NguyenFebruary 22nd, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Florida Pest Management Industry Economic Contributions Report

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FE1140/FE1140by Hayk Khachatryan, Xuan Wei, and Christa D. CourtFebruary 22nd, 2024Florida's pest management industry is one of the nation’s leaders, accounting for more than 14 percent of pest management establishments in 2021. Among other services, this industry provides insect extermination and control, bedbug extermination, mosquito control, termite extermination and control, and rodent control and extermination. The market share concentration of the Florida pest management industry has increased due to consolidation during the past decade, but the general concentration within the industry has remained relatively low. Most operators are midsize or small and strategically located near densely populated areas. To estimate economic contributions of the Florida pest management industry for the most recent fiscal year, we sent survey questionnaires to more than 3,500 pest control firms and received responses from 764 of them. We then conducted an economic contribution analysis using the IMPLAN© regional economic modeling system and associated databases.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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IN255/EENY098 by John L. CapineraFebruary 22nd, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Citrus Pest Quick Guide: Orangedog (Papilio cresphontes)

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IN1410/IN1410by L. M. Diepenbrock, K. L. Ray, and J. D. BurrowFebruary 22nd, 2024This publication is a brief description of the life cycle and damage of the orangedog. It is one publication in a series of quick guides to citrus pests. Each fact sheet is designed to be a quick reference of citrus pests for both residential and commercial industry audiences.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Cycad Aulacaspis Scale, Aulacaspis yasumatsui Takagi (Insecta: Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Diaspididae)

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IN253/EENY-096 by T. J. Weissling, F. W. Howard, and A. B. HamonFebruary 22nd, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Crab Louse, Pthirus pubis (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Phthiraptera (Anoplura): Pediculidae)

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IN260/EENY-103 by H. V. Weems and T. R. FasuloFebruary 22nd, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Banded Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica balteata LeConte (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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IN250/EENY-093 by John L. CapineraFebruary 22nd, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Sample Collection for Ganoderma Butt Rot of Palms

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PP373/PP373by Braham Dhillon and Seemanti ChakrabartiFebruary 21st, 2024Palms are an integral part of the urban landscape in Florida. Ganoderma butt rot of palms, a disease caused by the wood-decaying white-rot fungus Ganoderma zonatum, is one of the major biotic concerns for the landscape industry. The lethal disease is prevalent across palm-growing regions in the US, and all palm species are believed to be susceptible to this fungus. It may take six months to a year for the diseased palm to die once the initial symptoms appear. But with the availability of a disease diagnostic assay, this fungal pathogen can be detected using saw dust samples collected from declining palms, several months before symptoms appear. Collect good quality samples by following these steps and understanding the caveats associated with each step. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

H-2A Workers in Demand in the Ornamental Horticulture Industry

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FE1141/FE1141by Xuan Wei, Benjamin L. Campbell, Hayk Khachatryan, and Robin G. BrumfieldFebruary 21st, 2024The US agricultural industry depends on immigrant farm labor, particularly in the specialty crop sector where tasks like harvesting require a lot of labor. Most US farmworkers are from other countries, and almost half are not authorized to work in the United States.  The importance of immigrant labor in meeting the demand for workers in the nursery and floriculture production sector has been further highlighted with this industry's recent growth. This publication offers an overview of the increasing demand for H-2A workers in the ornamental horticulture industry, examines growers' challenges, and explores the underlying factors affecting workers’ participation in the H-2A program. It guides industry stakeholders to monitor changes in immigration policies and labor regulations, including the H-2A program and to adjust labor management practices accordingly. It includes strategies to address  labor challenges and remain competitive in the marketplace.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Crabhole Mosquito, Deinocerites cancer Theobald (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae)

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IN291/EENY134 by George F. O'MearaFebruary 20th, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

A Wasp Parasitoid, Diadegma insulare (Cresson) (Insecta: Hymenotera: Ichneumonidae)

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IN281/EENY-124 by Andrei Sourakov and Everett MitchellFebruary 20th, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Pesticide Container Rinsing

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PI003/PI-3 by Thomas W. Dean, O. Norman Nesheim, and Frederick FishelFebruary 20th, 2024This document explains what procedures are involved in creating a legally empty container. Critical Issue: Other

Azalea Caterpillar, Datana major Grote & Robinson (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Notodontidae)

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IN294/EENY137 by G. W. Dekle and T. R. FasuloFebruary 20th, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Ceiba speciosa 'Los Angeles Beautiful': 'Los Angeles Beautiful' Silk-Floss Tree

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ST163/ENH322 by Edward F. Gilman, Dennis G. Watson, Ryan W. Klein and Deborah R. HilbertFebruary 20th, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

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IN288/EENY131 by Thomas. H. Atkinson, John L. Foltz, Robert. C. Wilkinson, and Russell F. MizellFebruary 20th, 2024The 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.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Consejos basicos para diseñar sistemas eficientes de riego

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AE549/AE549 by Haimanote K. Bayabil, Kati W. Migliaccio, Michael Dukes, Laura Vasquez, y Carlos BalerdiFebruary 20th, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Translation. Published by Agriculture Water Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Ceiba speciosa: Silk-Floss Tree

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ST162/ENH321 by Edward F. Gilman, Dennis G. Watson, Ryan W. Klein, and Deborah R. HilbertFebruary 20th, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Cinnamomum camphora 'Monum': 'Monum' Camphor-Tree

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ST168/ENH327 by Edward F. Gilman, Dennis G. Watson, Ryan W. Klein, and Deborah HilbertFebruary 20th, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera': Sawara Falsecypress

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ST158/ENH317 by Edward F. Gilman, Dennis G. Watson, Ryan W. Klein, and Deborah R. HilbertFebruary 20th, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Organism ID. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

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