Tag: Miami-Dade

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

Meet our Spring Volunteer: Manuel Ponce

Manuel, is a shy but diligent young person, who approached me to work as a volunteer within the UF/IFAS Extension Program I conduct in Miami-Dade County for commercial ornamental clientele. I still remember one of his emails quoting:… 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

Nurseries: What to do after a Hurricane/ Tropical Storm

Now that you and employees are safe and ready to get back to the nursery. There are 10 tips to consider. Inspect the nursery and assess the damage, take multiple pictures or use a video camera to document… Read More

Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine expanded in Miami-Dade as 09/28/15

Dear growers and public, please find the information of findings by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Fly Count  Daily Finds: ­­­1 Total count to date: 161 Date of first find: Aug. 26, 2015 Date of… Read More