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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Coronavirus Safety Fact Sheets for Workers

I have received several questions regarding what to do if you have employees or work with others during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in agricultural operations and related businesses. While there is plenty of information about how the virus… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Damaging Lychee Erinose Mite found in Miami-Dade County

The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii, was found in a backyard lychee tree in the northern portion of Miami-Dade County, FL in February 2020. LEM was previously found in Lee County on Pine Island in February 2018,… Read More

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