Category: Pests & Disease

I spy… whitefly!

When is a scale insect not a scale insect? When it’s actually the juvenile stage of a whitefly. That is what some of the local landscapers found out while scouting for pests. The pupal cases of both Tetraleurodes (e.g., mulberry whitefly)… Read More

Protection from Citrus Greening?

Citrus greening (also known as HLB or Huanglongbing) is a bacterial disease affecting citrus production around the world, it was first found in South Florida in 2005. Citrus greening affects all citrus cultivars causing overall tree decline/ dieback,… Read More

Collier County Extension | Garden Diagnostic Tests

Below you’ll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville.   Plant or insect ID are available here. Water Analysis Information Plant disease $40 Submission form Turf… Read More