Monthly Archive: July 2012

Mosquitoes All Around

Our area has received frequent rains that bring increases in mosquito populations. Local mosquito management offices are literally working overtime to address the many requests for help with reducing biting mosquitoes.  As a homeowner, it is important to work with management offices by checking around homes for areas and artificial ‘containers’ that serve as breeding …

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Something Fishy

This may sound like a fish story, but it’s true!  People are eating more fish and shellfish than ever before!  While seafood has always been popular in the South as a whole, no area is more graciously endowed with an abundance of fresh seafood products than the northern Gulf Coast.  The warm waters of the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/07/16/something-fishy/

Nematode Damage of Okra

   Okra can be relatively easy to grow, unless you have nematodes.  Nematodes are a serious pest of okra and can reduce a stand and greatly decrease production of pods.  Nematodes are microscopic round worms that can be naturally found in soil.  These worms can wreak havoc on a wide range of horticultural and agronomic …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/07/05/nematode-damage-of-okra/