Xavier Martini

Author's details

Date registered: January 17, 2017

Biography

Xavier Martini is Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida, NFREC.

Latest posts

  1. Managing Dung Beetles to Enhance Cattle Production — March 16, 2018
  2. Citrus Health Forum – April 19 — February 23, 2018
  3. Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks — January 5, 2018
  4. A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid — July 14, 2017
  5. Disease Alert: Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the Panhandle — March 3, 2017

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Managing Dung Beetles to Enhance Cattle Production

Authors: Derrick Conover, and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

Throughout the world, dung beetles are important beneficial insects to cattle pasture ecosystems, as they support the processing and removal of livestock waste. With approximately 1.7 million beef cows and calves, and 115,000 dairy cows that contribute $848 million …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/managing-dung-beetles-to-enhance-cattle-production/

Citrus Health Forum – April 19

The faculty and staff at the North Florida Research and Education Center would like to invite citrus producers to the Citrus Health Forum, to be held April 19, 2018, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, in Quincy, Florida.  Potential attendees of this meeting will include citrus growers, nursery owners, extension agents, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/citrus-health-forum-april-19/

Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/insecticide-applications-can-inadvertently-cause-citrus-mite-outbreaks/

A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid (Fig 1), the carrier of the causative agent of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), is certainly the most devastating pest in citrus worldwide. Since it was first spotted in Florida in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid has spread across the state, and starting in 2005, the first cases of HLB were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/a-tiny-wasp-to-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

Disease Alert: Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the Panhandle

F. Iriarte, X. Martini, M. Paret, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Quincy, and E. Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin Co. Extension

Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as Yellow Shoot or Citrus Greening is a devastating disease of citrus worldwide. The disease is caused by a bacteria named Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. This bacterium is transmitted …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/disease-alert-citrus-greening-and-asian-citrus-psyllids-found-in-the-panhandle/

The Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest in Peanuts

Xavier Martini, David Wright, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

Burrower bugs are small Heteroptera insects with piercing/sucking mouthparts (Figure 1). There are six different species of burrower bugs that have been found to feed on peanuts. Among them, three are found in Georgia and Florida, but most of the damage has been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/the-peanut-burrower-bug-an-emerging-pest-in-peanuts/