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Overview of UF, IFAS Pesticide Research Programs Norm Leppla 1, Joan Dusky 2 & Jennifer Gillett 1 Norm Leppla 1, Joan Dusky 2 & Jennifer Gillett 1 2 Office.

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1 Overview of UF, IFAS Pesticide Research Programs Norm Leppla 1, Joan Dusky 2 & Jennifer Gillett 1 Norm Leppla 1, Joan Dusky 2 & Jennifer Gillett 1 2 Office of the Dean for Extension & Director Florida Cooperative Extension Service Florida Cooperative Extension Service University of Florida, IFAS University of Florida, IFAS 1 University of Florida, IFAS, IPM Florida

2 Areas of Activity for UF, IFAS Pesticide Research 1. Ornamentals and Turf 2. Vegetables 3. Citrus Production 4. Deciduous and Small Fruits 5. Water Sheds and River Basins 6. Medical and Veterinary 7. Pasture and Forage Crops 8. People and Communities

3 Ornamentals and Turf Scouting and application technology for ornamental plants Scouting and application technology for ornamental plants Landscape pest management (mole crickets, imported fire ants & chinch bugs) Landscape pest management (mole crickets, imported fire ants & chinch bugs) Research on new pesticides (herbicides, fungicides & nematicides) Research on new pesticides (herbicides, fungicides & nematicides) Orchid pest management (mites & insects) Orchid pest management (mites & insects)

4 Vegetables Tomato and pepper integrated pest management Tomato and pepper integrated pest management New insecticides for corn pests New insecticides for corn pests Pesticide-free greenhouse vegetables Pesticide-free greenhouse vegetables Disease vector control in vegetables Disease vector control in vegetables Alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation Alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation Organic and sustainable production Organic and sustainable production

5 Citrus Production Vector management for disease control (brown citrus aphid & Asian citrus psyllid) Vector management for disease control (brown citrus aphid & Asian citrus psyllid) Insect and disease IPM research (citrus root weevil & mites) Insect and disease IPM research (citrus root weevil & mites) Organic production systems Organic production systems Weed management Weed management

6 Deciduous and Small Fruits Timing of pesticide applications Timing of pesticide applications Thrips management Thrips management

7 Water Sheds and River Basins Alien invasive species prevention and control Alien invasive species prevention and control Local eradication of invasive weeds Local eradication of invasive weeds

8 Medical and Veterinary Mosquito abatement Mosquito abatement Pesticides for the military Pesticides for the military Pesticide impact on non-target organisms (dung beetles) Pesticide impact on non-target organisms (dung beetles)

9 Pasture and Forage Crops Insect management (mole cricket, imported fire ant & armyworms) Insect management (mole cricket, imported fire ant & armyworms) Weed management (tropical soda apple & cogongrass) Weed management (tropical soda apple & cogongrass)

10 People and Communities Pesticide drift- good neighbor policy Pesticide drift- good neighbor policy School IPM- IPM certification School IPM- IPM certification Termite treatments for eradication and control Termite treatments for eradication and control Pesticides in BMPs Pesticides in BMPs

11 Spotlight Innovative Research with Pest Management Raghavan Charudattan- bioherbicides for managing pasture weeds Raghavan Charudattan- bioherbicides for managing pasture weeds Mike Scharf- research into low impact alternatives to conventional synthetic insecticides, with emphasis on termiticides Mike Scharf- research into low impact alternatives to conventional synthetic insecticides, with emphasis on termiticides


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