Category: Pests & Disease

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

Watching out for Late Blight Disease on Tomato Plants!

Late Blight Disease on Tomato Plants

Watching out for late blight disease on tomato plants in Miami-Dade County is critically important! An outbreak of late blight disease on tomato could be a critical concern because of the low temperature and high humidity. Up 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

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