Tag: Miami-Dade

PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd.  There is an eradication program… Read More

New insect pest in Miami-Dade County

What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it be found? The… Read More

Meet our Spring Volunteer: Manuel Ponce

Manuel, is a shy but diligent young person, who approached me to work as a volunteer within the UF/IFAS Extension Program I conduct in Miami-Dade County for commercial ornamental clientele. I still remember one of his emails quoting:… Read More

Two new Oriental fruit fly meetings in September

1.   Agriculture Industry Town Hall at UF/IFAS Extension for Oriental Fruit Fly Program with Commissioner of Agriculture Commissioner Putnam understands how crucial the eradication efforts are to those in the agriculture industry. He invites you to attend an… Read More

#UFBugs – UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly in Miami-Dade

It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents:… Read More

Do you want to learn if you are wasting herbicides during your application for FREE?

University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension –Miami-Dade County and FNGLA can help! We want to help your nursery succeed. Most plant nurseries do not know how much herbicide they are applying. University of Florida Miami-Dade County Extension and UF/IFAS… Read More