Tag: Homestead

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

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

Two new Oriental fruit fly meetings in September

1.   Agriculture Industry Town Hall at UF/IFAS Extension for Oriental Fruit Fly Program with Commissioner of Agriculture Commissioner Putnam understands how crucial the eradication efforts are to those in the agriculture industry. He invites you to attend an… Read More

2015-16 Cleansweep: To dispose canceled, suspended, unusable pesticides

The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP). WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  This… Read More

Downy mildew confirmed on South FL purple velvet plants

Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say. Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers,… Read More