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The Oak Identification, Pest, and Pathogen Workshop will be held at the Rutherford County Extension office.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM (CDT) Add to Calendar
315 John R Rice Blvd – 315 John Rice Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 – View Map

The training will be an advanced, hands-on train-the-trainer session and will be of participation interest to Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS) survey specialists, extension specialists, state plant survey specialists, and National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) diagnosticians.

There was a confirmed detection of three Old World Bollworm (OWB) adults in Manatee County, Florida in July 2015.  After one year of continuous surveys for OWB the detection was determined to be an isolated regulatory incident by APHIS and FDACS.  Old World Bollworm is still a pest of concern for Florida and the United States and will continue to be a target of surveys.


Helicoverpa armigera Old World Bollworm Photo credit: Gyorgy Csoka


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Collier County Tree Fruit Class on July 16

Alternatives to Citrus:        

Mango and Subtropical Fruit Trees for Your Yard
Saturday July 16 From 9:00 am to 12:30-ish

        Where: Collier County UF|IFAS Extension

14700 Immokalee Rd.

Naples, Fl  34120
( 11 miles east of 1-75; adjacent to Fairgrounds on 38th Ave. NE)
Cost is $10.00

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No charge for UF | IFAS Master Gardeners

Call 252-4800 if questions.
David Burd discusses exciting mangoes with an enthusiastic participant. Learn about growing: Mango, Grumichama, Jaboticoba, Avocado, Mamey, Lychee, Longan and more! Speakers will cover pests, cultural practices and tricks of the trade to successfully grow different types of fruit you may have never even heard about! Then you’ll need your drool cup and bib to taste samples of newer varieties of mangoes and fruit you’ve probably never seen before!
Hopkins Nursery Fruit & Tree Sale after Burds’ presentation.

9:00 to 10:30  Brian Galligan Subtropical Fruit Trees for Your Yard. Naples Botanical Garden, Director of Horticulure and south Florida fruit guru.

10:45 to 11:45  David and Jenny Burd   How to Make Mango Trees Produce and tasting.  Friendly Burds Tree Service
    Hopkins Fruit Tree Sale following presentations

12:00 to 12:30-ish  Hopkins Nursery-  Fruit trees sale  (AFTER    Burds are done). Hopkins Tropical  Fruit Nursery

Sponsored by UF|IFAS Collier Extension County, Horticulture Educator, Doug Caldwell

Mamey sapote                            Lychee

Doug Caldwell, Ph.D.
Doug is the Commercial Landscape Horticulture Extension Educator and landscape entomologist with the University of Florida Collier County Extension.Extension Service is an off-campus branch of the University of Florida, Institute of the Food and Agricultural Sciences [IFAS] and a Division of the Public Services Department of Collier County government.

Whiteflies: Q-biotype

Are you familiar with the latest Bemisia tabaci, Q-biotype concerns for Florida?

Read the UF/IFAS Pest Announcement from May 26, 2016.

Although Bemisia tabaci, B-biotype commonly occurs in Florida, the detection of the Q-biotype within our landscape is new. For the latest information regarding the Q-biotype, please visit the Bemisia website maintained by Dr. Lance Osborne, Professor at the University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Extension Center in Apopka, Florida.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) has an updated Pest Alert available.

Specifically, FDACS-DPI also has an available helpline number for additional questions.

Division of Plant Industry Helpline

1-888-397-1517 | (352) 395-4600 (Outside North America)


New Featured Creatures Articles

Check out the latest Featured Creatured articles! The topics from May include the olive psyllid, a parasitoid, and the black and yellow mud dauber.

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