Clearwing Moth – Insect Pest of Peaches and Olives

Clearwing Moth – Insect Pest of Peaches and Olives

There are many species of clearwing moths that affect various fruit and ornamental trees.  The most common species in the southeast is the peachtree borer.  However, another species of clearwing moth causes damage to olive trees.  The larval stage of these species...
Squash Bugs – Always a Problem in Cucurbits

Squash Bugs – Always a Problem in Cucurbits

Life Cycle The squash bug, Anasa tristis, is a common insect pest of squash and other cucurbits.  Squash bugs have a six to eight week life cycle, and can have up to three generations per year in Florida.  They generally lay their eggs on the lower surface of leaves,...
Hydroponic Vegetable Production

Hydroponic Vegetable Production

If you are considering diversifying your farm, or simply planning to grow more produce at home, then you may want to give hydroponic production a try.  Basically, hydroponic production is the growing of crops without soil.  This can be achieved through several...
Friday Feature: Satsuma Mandarin Harvest

Friday Feature: Satsuma Mandarin Harvest

This week’s featured video was produced by Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Commercial Horticulture Agent in Santa Rosa County, to highlight the satsuma mandarin harvest in North Florida.  The video showcases the skill and care needed to harvest satsumas without injuring their...