In this Issue:
  • Understanding Flush Cycles for Citrus Leafminer Management
  • Lesser Cornstalk Borer Damage Reported in Florida and Georgia Peanut Fields
  • Cautious Optimism About Whitefly Pressure on Fall Vegetables this Year
  • Fly Control is Important for Cattle Herds Over the Summer
  • Ticks: A Health Risk for Livestock and their Owners
  • Forest Service Accepting Applications to Help Landowners Combat Pine Beetles through June 29
  • Adding Flowering Plants to Strawberry Fields to Enhance Pest Management and Biodiversity
  • Dry Weather has not deterred the Dragons among Us
  • Scientists Share Latest Research and Production Tips at Carinata Field Days Across the Southeast
  • Managing Dung Beetles to Enhance Cattle Production
  • Insects

    Understanding Flush Cycles for Citrus Leafminer Management

    Danielle Sprague, Jefferson County Extension and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS Entomologist, NFREC Quincy

    Summer’s in full swing, so citrus groves are actively flushing (growing new leaves). During the flushing period, citrus trees are most susceptible to damage by citrus leafminer, a key insect pest of citrus and related species in the family Rutaceae. The …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/understanding-flush-cycles-for-citrus-leafminer-management/

    Lesser Cornstalk Borer Damage Reported in Florida and Georgia Peanut Fields

    Authors:  Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, and Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder

    Earlier this week, lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) damage was observed in Suwanee, Columbia, and Marion counties in Florida.  In all cases, the peanut vines had not lapped, and the only symptom found was wilting vines at the ground level (Figure 1).  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/lesser-cornstalk-borer-damage-reported-in-florida-and-georgia-peanut-fields/

    Cautious Optimism About Whitefly Pressure on Fall Vegetables this Year

    Josh Freeman, Associate Professor of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Xavier Martini, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Mathews Paret, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Stormy Sparks, Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, and Bhabesh Dutta, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

    Vegetable farmers have vivid memories of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/cautious-optimism-for-whitefly-pressure-on-fall-vegetables-this-year/

    Fly Control is Important for Cattle Herds Over the Summer

    The temperature has risen across the Southeastern United States, and so has the water in rain gauges in many areas. For cattle producers this brings on much needed summer forages, hay production, and time to evaluate their cattle after a mild spring. This time of year also brings on one of the most common nuisance …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/fly-control-is-important-for-cattle-herds-over-the-summer/

    Ticks: A Health Risk for Livestock and their Owners

     

    Most people can probably tell you that ticks carry Lyme disease. This bacterial disease can cause long-term health problems for humans if left untreated, but it is thankfully relatively rare to find in Florida (132 confirmed cases in 2016). Though Lyme disease may be the best known tick-borne disease, there are others, such …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/01/ticks-a-health-risk-for-livestock-and-their-owners/

    Forest Service Accepting Applications to Help Landowners Combat Pine Beetles through June 29

    Source:  Florida Forest Service

    To help combat the invasive Southern Pine Beetle, which is currently present in 52 infestation sites throughout six Florida counties, the Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program from non-industrial, private forest landowners through June 29, 2018.  The program is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/forest-service-accepting-applications-to-help-landowners-combat-pine-beetles-through-june-29/

    Adding Flowering Plants to Strawberry Fields to Enhance Pest Management and Biodiversity

    By Iris Strzyzewski, Biological Scientist and PhD Student, Joe Funderburk and Justin Renkema, UF Entomologists.

    Over the last few years, Florida strawberry growers have been faced with declining market prices, increased global competition, and suspected and documented cases of insecticide resistance. In addition, growing concerns for overall environmental health have increased as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/adding-flowering-plants-to-strawberry-fields-to-enhance-pest-management-and-biodiversity/

    Dry Weather has not deterred the Dragons among Us

    During a pond visit to the dry northern part of Escambia County, something caught my eye floating along the margins of the pond.

    There, on the shore, perched on a blade of grass, was an empty dragonfly exoskeleton and a newly emerged adult dragonfly (see image below).  Dragonflies and damselflies belong to the Odonata order, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/dry-weather-has-not-deterred-the-dragons-among-us/

    Scientists Share Latest Research and Production Tips at Carinata Field Days Across the Southeast

    Authors: Dan Geller, Ben Christ, Wendy-Lin Bartels, Bill Hubbard, Sheeja George, Ian Small, David Wright

    This Spring, both farmers and researchers in the Southeast United States are at work. Inside the farm gate, producers are taking advantage of every opportunity to be out with their crops, putting in extra time to ensure their production goals …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/scientists-share-latest-research-and-production-tips-at-carinata-field-days-across-the-southeast/

    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/

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