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Integrated Management of Tomato Bacterial Spot Using Bio-control Agents and Conventional Bactericides

Mathews Paret, Laura Ritchie, Drey Clark and Josh Freeman, NFREC Quincy Situation Bacterial spot of tomato continues to be the topmost bacterial disease of economic importance in Florida with the potential of causing >20% yield losses under ideal… Read More

Thrips-transmitted Viruses Infect a Number of Florida Crops

Garima Kakkar, UF/IFAS, St Lucie County Extension, Fort Pierce; Joe Funderburk, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy; Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce The thrips-transmitted tospoviruses are important economic problems for crops in Florida…. Read More

The Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida: The Go-to-Guide for Vegetable Farmers

The recently updated Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida (VPH) is the go-to-source of information on vegetable production.  So you need to know how to control leafminers in sweet potato? It is in there! Maybe you have a problem… Read More

Totally Impermeable Film – A New Plastic Mulch Option for 2016 Fumigation

Plastic mulch technology has come a long way in the last 15 years and has made another exponential jump in the last 5 years. Traditionally plastic films used in plasticulture production systems were simple, single layer low density… Read More

Managing Bacterial Wilt in Tomatoes with Grafting and a Plant Defense Inducer

Sanju Kunwar, Mathews Paret, Jeff Jones, Laura Ritchie, Steve Olson, and Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS NFREC Field tomato production in the southeastern United States is highly affected by bacterial wilt disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. In Florida, race 1… Read More