Category: Horticulture

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

Hurricanes and nursery crops

There is a relation between hurricanes, nursery crops and economy in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is the number #1 producer in ornamental plants that you may see in every office, house or landscape in the US.  However, during a natural disaster… Read More

Respirators: Why are they important?

When working in agricultural operations such as a nursery, farm or grove, the concentration and frequency of exposure to agricultural contaminants can cause a variety of respiratory problems. Normally our own respiratory system filters some particles before getting to… Read More

Enfermedades en ornamentales del sur de Florida

He recibido muchas preguntas acerca de que enfermedades causadas por virus, hongos, bacterias o algas afectan a las plantas ornamentales que crecen en el sur de la Florida. Si tu piensas en crecer tus planta o trabajas en… Read More

Ornamental Plants and Diseases in south Florida Report

I received many questions from ornamental growers about what ornamental plant diseases may affect their nurseries? especially in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is a ground zero for invasive pests and the quality standards for ornamental is very high… Read More

Online Course: Greenhouse 101 starts on June 19!

The Online Course: Greenhouse 101 course begins June 19, so please sign up in advance so you can begin on time. To Register: Online Registration . Use this PROMOTIONAL Code for 5% discount: MiamiDade17 in the button on… Read More

The Plant Producer newsletter for ornamental crops

The Plant Producer Newsletter: In This Issue (pages): 1 Pesticide Spills: Preparation, Prevention…Get 1 free CORE pesticide credit, 2016 1,2 Pest Update: Whitefly Biotype Q 4 Danger in an Empty Container 5 Three New Crapemyrtles Released by USDA 6… Read More

Do you know what a Whitefly Biotype Q is?

It is a significant pest that could damage agriculture, has spread from Palm Beach to seven (7)other Florida counties, according to a University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) entomologist: Dr. OSborne. Crops that could… Read More

Protecting Workers and Zika Virus

Tips from UF/IFAS Extension mosquito experts and OSHA/NIOSH to protect outside workers to Zika virus exposure. The two mosquito species implicated in Zika outbreaks in other countries are established in Florida. They are the yellow fever mosquito,Aedes aegypti and… Read More