Tag Archive: Evaluating

UF/IFAS Researchers Evaluating Flower Thrips Damage to Strawberries

Iris Strzyzewski and Joe Funderburk, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida The U.S. supplies 29% of the total production of strawberries, making it the largest producer worldwide. Florida harvests about 10,000 acres annually valued at $ 400 million, ranking second only to California. Flower thrips are pests of numerous fruit and vegetable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/ufifas-researchers-evaluating-flower-thrips-damage-to-strawberries/

UF/IFAS Evaluating Soil Mapping Technology for Variable Rate Applications

Fig. 1. Veris rig in operation with water jets engaged to clean the pH sensor Photo Credit:  Cheryl Mackowiak. The next generation of agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) will likely include new soil mapping technologies. Resulting maps are increasingly being used to guide variable applications of irrigation, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides in the field. On-the-go …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/29/ufifas-evaluating-soil-mapping-technology-for-variable-rate-applications/

Evaluating Kaolin As a Pesticide

Figure 1. Kaolin applied to tomato (photograph by Joe Funderburk) Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy Kaolin (a naturally occurring mined mineral) is an aluminosilicate particle film that is applied directly onto crops (Figure 1). The film acts through multiple modes of action to reduce insects and disease. Modes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/26/evaluating-kaolin-as-a-pesticide/