Category: Agribusiness

2018 Agricultural Safety Awareness Week

Do you know? Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As part of ASAP, March 4 -10, 2018 has… Read More

Watching out for an outbreak of tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) in late planting fields

Potential damages  Watching out for an outbreak of tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) in late planting fields has become a great concern again. The first outbreak of TCSV occurred in the Homestead area during the 2014 growing season…. Read More

Rose Rosette Disease: What is it?

Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) is caused by the Rose Rosette Virus (RRV) and spread by eriophyid mite (Phyllocoptes fructiphilus), Wild and ornamental rose species and cultivars are susceptible to this disease. And it has been spreading through much… Read More

Populations of Thrips in Various Weeds and Vegetables

Thrips: most common insects Thrips are the most common insects in almost all plants in South Florida. Western flower thrips and common blossom thrips are vectors for tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV). As a consequence, the incidence of TCSV… Read More

The Census of Agriculture Deadline is February 5

The Census of Agriculture conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete count of all U.S…. Read More

Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is for plant lovers

Have you ever seen a beautiful landscape design and wonder, where do they purchase all those plants? Are they grown locally? and Where can I meet growers in South Florida? If you live or visit South Florida, you… Read More

Hurricane Irma Updates for Miami-Dade Ag Industry

Many growers are still coming to our UF/IFAS Extension office in Homestead with questions regarding damages due to #hurricaneIrma. We understand that you may have many questions on how to proceed after a natural disaster to keep your… Read More

Nurseries: What to do after a Hurricane/ Tropical Storm

Now that you and employees are safe and ready to get back to the nursery. There are 10 tips to consider. Inspect the nursery and assess the damage, take multiple pictures or use a video camera to document… Read More