Insecticides Currently Used on Vegetables (ENY419/IG018)

Spring and Fall Vegetables. 2008 IFAS Extension Calendar. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh WickhamThis 12-page fact sheet lists many of the common insecticides currently labeled for use on vegetables in Florida. A number of new materials have been registered in the past few years or have had additional crops added to their labels. Some older organophosphate insecticides are now restricted to just a few crops, a result of recent rulings related to the Food Quality Protection Act. Changes continue, thus this listing may not be totally accurate at the time of printing. Written by S. E. Webb and P. A. Stansly, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, August 2012.

Insecticides and Wildlife (ENY511/IN881)

Figure 7. Some birds are nearly wholly dependent on insect life for food. Note the unusual ‘whiskers’ near the beak of this Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis. These structures cause insects to be directed to the mouth while the birds sweep through the air in pursuit of ‘dinner’.When we use chemical insecticides to eliminate problem insects we discover that the effects of insecticides are not always limited to these 6-legged targets. Wildlife, pets, and humans also can be affected by insecticides. So one of the great challenges confronting humans is to develop ways to manage insects without affecting non-target organisms. Learn more in this 16-page fact sheet written by John L. Capinera, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2011.

FCS3281/FY1050 Energy Efficient Homes: Landscaping

FCS-3281, a 9-page fact sheet by Terry B. DelValle, Joan Bradshaw, Barbra Larson, and Kathleen C. Ruppert, describes the important role landscaping plays in modifying the home environment, how to plan, cultivate, and maintain landscapes that are energy efficient, provide wind protection, and contribute active or passive cooling, Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, June 2008.