Category: Pests & Disease

Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV)

The Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV) is a highly contagious tomato and pepper virus that can be easily spread mechanically through the use of contaminated tools, hands, and plant-to-plant contact. This virus causes symptoms similar to… Read More

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods…. Read More

FTGA-UF CEU Day

  1. Wed. June 26. FTGA-UF CEU Day. Register at: On-line registration: www.ftga.org See details below. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. In March, the UF TREC Homestead PDC (Plant Disease Clinc) , confirmed samples from a golf club in Collier County… Read More

Shoemaker butterfly

Prepona laertes, a butterfly species native to tropical South and Central America, has been detected in Broward county, Florida. This insect, also known as the shoemaker butterfly, was first detected in this location in August 2013, but populations… Read More