Tag: FDACS-DPI

New on Featured Creatures! The coconut rhinoceros beetle

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Oryctes rhinoceros (L.), the coconut rhinoceros beetle, is a pest species occurring throughout many tropical regions of… Read More

Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County, Florida

On August 28, 2015, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) announced the detection of several Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade county. The detection occurred during routine FDACS-DPI and USDA-APHIS-PPQ… 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

Giant African Land Snails-A Potential Unwanted Invader

The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) continues to make news around the US.  In an online article, the Independent describes the confiscation of almost 70 unwanted GALS at the Los Angeles International Airport in California: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slow-food-67-giant-african-land-snails-intended-for-human-consumption-seized-at-la-airport-9606495.html The Florida Department of… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, was originally… Read More