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Whole Farm Integrated Pest Management Video Modules

Trap crops such as sorghum, triticale, buckwheat and sunflowers planted along field borders can be used to attract stinkbugs away from cash crops. If you are interested in learning how to manage pests using integrated pest management (IPM) strategies on a whole farm or whole landscape level, a team of University of Florida IFAS Extension …

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Vegetable Garden Disease and Pest Controls

During this growing season monitor your plants and keep them healthy as a healthy plant will be able to better survive an invader attack. Nematode populations can be reduced temporarily by soil solarization. It is a technique that uses the sun’s heat to kill the soil-borne pests. Adding organic matter to the soil will help …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/03/vegetable-garden-disease-and-pest-controls/

Invasive Pest May Have A Positive Use?

Kudzu bugs feeding on soybean stalks. Turns out the Kudzu Bug, a recently discovered East Asian agronomic pest, and two invasive Asian thrips may have the potential to control another invasive pest from the Far East. All three insects appear to have a dietary preference for the invasive plant, kudzu. “Kudzu’s ability to take over …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/19/invasive-pest-may-have-a-positive-use/

Asian Cockroach – Is it a Pest of the Home or the Garden?

German cockroach (left), Asian cockroach (right). Credit: Dina L. Richman, University of Florida When people first see Asian cockroaches they may think they are seeing little flying moths. Or they may believe they are seeing German cockroaches because the two species look similar. Keen observation will indicate that there are differences, particularly in behavior.  In appearance, both German …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/asian-cockroach-is-it-a-pest-of-the-home-or-the-garden/

Scale: A Major Pest of the Home Landscape and Garden

  Adult Scale – Image Courtesy Lyle Buss Many different species of scale insect infect citrus in North Florida, and mid spring is usually when gardeners notice them on their fruit trees and ornamental shrubs.  Many different species of scale affect Florida homeowners and cause a host of problems in the garden and landscape. Citrus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/09/scale-a-major-pest-of-the-home-landscape-and-garden/

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