Entomology and Nematology
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Pest Alert allows the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to provide timely information on new and reoccurring pest problems. Pest Alert also includes links to information from Federal and state agencies that directly or indirectly affect Florida residents. For example, one important contributor is the Florida Department of Health with its arbovirus summaries and reports.
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Additional information is available at other UF/IFAS Web sites that may be linked through a Pest Alert file. For example, Featured Creatures, a Web site of the UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology and the Florida Division of Plant Industry, contains detailed information on a number of beneficial and pest arthropods. Computer tutorials and knowledgebases on specific pests, groups of pests, and pesticide use are available at the UF/IFAS Buggy Software Web site. Other related sites include the WoodyBug, Whitefly and MCricket online knowledgebases.
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