Category: Horticulture

Fungal Gummosis in Peach

Figure 1. A peach limb with the blister symptom of fungal gummosis caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea. Credit: L. Pusey, USDA-ARS

Fungal gummosis in peach occurs when the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea infects small openings or wounds in tree branches or trunks. The disease causes blisters on the tree that form lesions and eventually ooze gum (sap). This 3-page fact… Read More

Plant Diagnostic Clinic and HLB Lab

Figure 2. Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Credit: UF/IFAS

The Plant Pathology program at the UF/IFAS Southwest Research and Education Center is the state and local resource for plant diagnostic services, including HLB (Huanglongbing, or citrus greening) detection, and for insect identification. This brochure covers the center’s… Read More

Biology and Management of Graceful Sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) in Ornamental Crop Production

Figure 3. Graceful sandmat inflorescence. Credit: Theresa Chormanski

Graceful sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) is a problematic weed that often grows in container media in ornamental plant nurseries.  This 4-page facts sheet profiles the biology of graceful sandmat and recommends physical, cultural, and chemicals methods for managing the… Read More