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A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Fig. 1 Asian citrus psyllid nymphs. Photo by Lyle Buss UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology 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 …

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Triple-Threat in One Soybean Field: Grasshopper Damage, Asian Soybean Rust and Palmer Amaranth

Example of a soybean plant being eaten by grasshoppers September generally signals the start of peanut and cotton harvests, but in many counties of northwest Florida late planted soybeans still need continued scouting for disease, insect, and weed pests.  Unfortunately, one producer here in the western Florida panhandle is dealing with all three. The producer initially …

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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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/asian-cockroach-is-it-a-pest-of-the-home-or-the-garden/