Joe Funderburk

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Name: Joe Funderburk
Date registered: July 8, 2013
URL: http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu

Latest posts

  1. New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers — September 8, 2017
  2. Oriental Bean Thrips: A Potential Threat to Florida Bean Crops — April 7, 2017
  3. Thrips-transmitted Viruses Infect a Number of Florida Crops — September 9, 2016
  4. Resistance of Tobacco Thrips to Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments — May 6, 2016
  5. UF/IFAS Researchers Evaluating Flower Thrips Injury to Strawberries — December 11, 2015

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New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers

Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, NFREC Quincy

A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects and mites in their fields.

The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/new-insect-and-mite-control-guide-for-florida-cotton-growers/

Oriental Bean Thrips: A Potential Threat to Florida Bean Crops

Joe Funderburk, NFREC-UF/IFAS, Professor of Entomology

Megalurothrips is an Old World genus of thrips associated with the flowers of legumes (Fabaceae), with one species in Africa and twelve species in Asia. The Oriental bean thrips, Megalurothrips distalis, was first collected in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee in 2008. This is a large …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/oriental-bean-thrips-a-potential-threat-to-florida-bean-crops/

Thrips-transmitted Viruses Infect a Number of Florida Crops

Garima Kakkar, UF/IFAS, St Lucie County Extension, Fort Pierce; Joe Funderburk, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy; Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce

The thrips-transmitted tospoviruses are important economic problems for crops in Florida. Tomato spotted wilt virus is a common tospovirus species in peanut, vegetables, and ornamentals. Emerging tospovirus species …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/09/thrips-transmitted-viruses-infect-a-number-of-florida-crops/

Resistance of Tobacco Thrips to Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments

Danielle Sprague and Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, IFAS

Tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, are seedling pests of peanut, soybean, and cotton throughout the southern USA. The adults and larvae feed on the developing leaves, causing injury during the very early vegetative stages of these crops. Severe injury to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/06/resistance-of-tobacco-thrips-to-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments/

UF/IFAS Researchers Evaluating Flower Thrips Injury to Strawberries

Iris Strzyzewski and Joe Funderburk, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida

The U.S. supplies 29% of the total production of strawberries, making it the largest producer worldwide. Florida harvests about 10,000 acres annually valued at $400 million, ranking second only to California. Flower thrips are pests of numerous …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/12/11/ufifas-researchers-evaluating-flower-thrips-damage-to-strawberries/

Evaluation of Thrip Resistance to Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Monitoring to evaluate continued susceptibility of pests to pesticides is an important part of any pest management program. Thrips are known for their ability to develop resistance to insecticides. The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, has developed resistance to many of the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) chemical classes.

The development of resistance in Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/07/17/evaluation-of-thrip-resistance-to-neonicotinoid-insecticides/

New Thrips-Transmitted Plant Viruses in Florida Crops

Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, Quincy and Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Fort Pierce, FL

Tospoviruses are a group of plant infecting viruses that cause economically significant crop losses worldwide. Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is the original tospovirus discovered and it is well-known to cause vegetable, ornamental, and peanut disease epidemics in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/02/27/new-thrips-transmitted-plant-viruses-in-florida-crops/

Evaluating Kaolin as a Natural Vegetable Pesticide

Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy

Kaolin (a naturally occurring mined mineral) is an aluminosilicate particle film that is applied directly onto crops (Figure 1). The film acts through multiple modes of action to reduce insects and disease. Modes of action include interfering with feeding behavior and egg-laying, increasing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/09/26/evaluating-kaolin-as-a-pesticide/

Western Flower Thrips Develop Insecticide Resistance in North Florida

By: Joe Funderburk and Mrittunjai Srivastava, UF-IFAS Entomology Research and Extension, North Florida REC, and Bob Hochmuth, UF-IFAS Multicounty Extension Agent for Vegetables

The western flower thrips and thrips-vectored Tomato spotted wilt virus are key pest threats to Florida’s multi-billion dollar fruit and vegetable industry. Attempts to control the western flower thrips with broad-spectrum insecticides, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/05/09/western-flower-thrips-develop-insecticide-resistance-in-north-florida/