Tag: Florida

OFF 2018 Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) Update (as of 06/06/18): The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. There is a map with the… Read More

PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd.  There is an eradication program… 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

Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is for plant lovers

Have you ever seen a beautiful landscape design and wonder, where do they purchase all those plants? Are they grown locally? and Where can I meet growers in South Florida? If you live or visit South Florida, you… Read More

Python Management Plan Workshop in Homestead, FL

The Burmese python, a large nonvenomous constrictor, is an invasive species in Florida. These snakes are currently found primarily in and around the Everglades, where they represent a serious threat to native wildlife. “Over the past 20 years,… 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

Hurricanes and nursery crops

There is a relation between hurricanes, nursery crops and economy in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is the number #1 producer in ornamental plants that you may see in every office, house or landscape in the US.  However, during a natural disaster… 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

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