Category: UF/IFAS Research

International Plant Expo in Florida

Did you know that the #ornamental #plant industry in south Florida creates almost 40,000 jobs? And one place for you to see why, is the annual TPIE event. What is TPIE? The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is… Read More

New Crop for Florida thanks to UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Research Project

Did you know that University of Florida /IFAS researchers (scientists) are working on a new crop for the Florida industry: it is the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Project! I found out all this information when I attended one… 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

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

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

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

New Online Course: Advanced Nutrient Management for Container-Grown Crops

This course will train you to: Understand and manage aspects of pH management including lime, water quality, species, nitrogen form, and root substrate. Know how to convert fertilizer units and formulate a fertilizer. Diagnose nutritional problems and recommend… Read More

State of Agricultural Emergency for Oriental Fruit Fly Infestation

Commissioner Adam Putnam Declares State of Agricultural Emergency for Oriental Fruit Fly Infestation Sep 15, 2015 MIAMI, Fla.—Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today declared a state of agricultural emergency due to the Oriental Fruit Fly infestation… Read More