Extension Services

Our extension services seek to provide support for small fruit growers, crop scouts, industry representatives, and other extension agencies.  Below are a number of tools and resources meant to aid these stakeholders including pest ID, best practices, IPM, as well as previous presentations and extension publications.

Specific Pests Common to Central-FL Small Fruit Growers

Specific Beneficials Common to Central-FL Small Fruit Growers

General Pest ID, Damage ID, & Crop Management

  • EDIS– UF’s Electronic Data Information Source “is a comprehensive, single-source repository of all current UF|IFAS numbered peer-reviewed publications.” (see about)
  • Featured Creatures– UF|IFAS web page dedicated to helping the public identify insects, arachnids, & other animal invertebrates

Best Practices- Cultural and Chemical

Recent Presentations

  • AGRITech- agritech2017_justinr-iconMay 11-12, 2017
    Thrips, spider mite and seed bug control with insecticides (pdf)
  • Organic Strawberry Grower Meeting-extension-organicpresentation-img
    June 7, 2017
    Effects of flowering plants on strawberry (pdf)

UF Grower Tools

  • AgroClimate– Web-resource providing interactive tools and information to improve crop management and reduce risks associated with climate variability and climate change
  • FAWN– Florida Automated Weather Network


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