Category: UF/IFAS

Common Tropical Fruit Tree Problems

I’ve practiced horticulture for 25 years, worked with tropical fruit for 20 of those years, and just recently I celebrated five years as a commercial tropical fruit extension agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County. It stands to reason… 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

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

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

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