Category: Pests & Disease

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

Zika: OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers

OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers: OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves  about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site. In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide insect repellents and protective clothing and encourage their use. Some… 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

Q-biotype whitefly is in Palm Beach County

Q-Biotype Whitefly threat: Cindy McKenzie, Ph.D., Entomologist, USDA, ARS, and Lance S. Osborne, Ph.D., University of Florida, IFAS report that unfortunately, we have a developing whitefly issue in Florida. We are having major issues managing 2 biotypes in… Read More

PEST ALERT: A New Whitefly in Florida

A new whitefly was identified from a heavily infested Ixora hedge a in residential area of St. Petersburg, FL. The scientific name is: Asiothrixus antidesmae (previously Aleurothrixus antidesmae). Is an Asian species known in the New World only from… Read More

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) update for 1/4/2016

Please find attached the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) update for 1/4/2016: The estimated end of quarantine has changed, to end on 02/13/2016, provided there are no additional findings… Fly Count: Daily Finds: 0 Total count to date: 165… Read More