Tag: UF/IFAS Extension

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

2018 Agricultural Safety Awareness Week

Do you know? Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Across the country, county and state Farm Bureaus are making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). As part of ASAP, March 4 -10, 2018 has… 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

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

Ornamental Plants and Diseases in south Florida Report

I received many questions from ornamental growers about what ornamental plant diseases may affect their nurseries? especially in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is a ground zero for invasive pests and the quality standards for ornamental is very high… Read More