Tag: Plant Pathology Department

Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum”: An Emerging Pathogen Infecting Potato and Tomato

Green tomatoes

A bacterium called “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” infects potatoes and tomatoes, causing zebra chip in potatoes and psyllid yellows in tomatoes.  These disease are highly destructive and have been known to reduce yields by up to 85%.  “Ca. L. solanacearum” has… 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

Postbloom Fruit Drop (PFD) Identification and Management

PFD brochure

This two-sided ID card is idea for growers working in the field trying to identify or manage postbloom fruit drop (PFD) in citrus.  The ID card includes photos of blooms affected by PFD and photos of healthy blooms for… Read More