Category: Fruits & Vegetables

New on Featured Creatures! Coconut scale

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Coconut scale, Aspidiotus destructor Signoret (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) (Fig. 1), is a pest of over 60 plant families… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Vespiform thrips

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Franklinothrips vespiformis Crawford (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) (Fig. 1) is a predatory thrips with a pantropical distribution. The distinctive… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Black scale

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black scale, Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) (Fig. 1) is an important pest of citrus… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth species (Fig. 1)…. Read More

Florida Olive Pests

Two links of interest for olive producers and Extension faculty are provided in this post. New on the UF/IFAS EDIS: Pests and Fungal Organisms Identified on Olives (Olea europaea) in Florida. and Fresh from Florida Plant Industry Blog:… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Cotesia congregata a gregarious endoparasitoid

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Cotesia congregata (Say) is a gregarious endoparasitoid that attacks more than a dozen species of sphingid caterpillars… Read More

iPhone and Android Apps for Citrus Pests and Disease Identification

Are you interested in screening for common and exotic citrus diseases and pests? The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) CDiseases and CPests hand-held applications for iPhone and Android (2013) are searchable fact sheets from the Citrus Diseases and… Read More

UF/IFAS Collier County Extension, Tropical Fruit Production Class, Saturday, July 19, 2014

Interested in Tropical Fruit Production?  Consider registering for the Tropical Fruit Production class in Naples Florida, on Saturday, July 19, 2014!  Link to the course through the screen image of the Eventbrite course registration.  Register early at this… Read More