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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


  1. Wed. June 26. FTGA-UF CEU Day. Register at: On-line registration: 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

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

Chikungunya Fever-An Emerging Mosquito Virus of Concern

As you prepare for the July 4th holiday, remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.  Outbreaks of Chikungunya fever were first reported in Tanzania in 1952.  Chikungunya fever is a virus and two mosquito species… Read More