Avoiding Pesticide Resistance

Avoiding Pesticide Resistance

Evan Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Walton County, Horticulture Agent Pests come in many forms, from tiny sucking mites to weeds that tower ten feet tall. Chances are, whatever the pest is, there’s a pesticide to fight it. Pesticides may tend to be the first solutions we...
Controlling Invasive Cogongrass

Controlling Invasive Cogongrass

Over the last decade or so, the Panhandle has been overrun, and I don’t just mean by the summer beach traffic.  Rather, by an aggressive, exotic perennial grass that quickly displaces all native species.  Cogongrass is not useful as a forage for wildlife or livestock,...
Panhandle Row Crop Update Video Presentations

Panhandle Row Crop Update Video Presentations

– Throughout the month of February, the Panhandle Ag Extension Team hosted a four-part virtual series geared towards cotton, peanut, corn, and soybean production, as well as precision agriculture. Extension specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama provided...
Fungi Biological Control of Citrus Pests

Fungi Biological Control of Citrus Pests

Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS North Florida REC, Department of Entomology, and  Pasco Avery, UF/IFAS Indian River REC, Department of Entomology Cold hardy citrus is targeted by a various number of pests including scales, mites, and leafminers. In the absence of Asian citrus...