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Extension Collier County

Tag: IPM

Common rust disease causes premature leaf drop of frangipani (plumeria) plants.


December 18, 2018

A rust (fungus) disease, Coleosporium plumeria, defoliates many varieties every year. Top photo: The rust disease coats the underside of the leaf with orange pustules and causes leaves to turn yellow, then brown and rapidly ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Coleosporium Plumeria, Doug Caldwell, Erysiphe Sp., Frangipani Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Powdery Mildew
rugose spiraling whitefly effects closeup

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Popping Up on Coconut Palms- Oct. 2018


October 24, 2018

Above: Spiraling whiteflies smother a gumbo-limbo (Pic: Kim Gable, UF |IFAS Extension Key West). Bottom: Close-up of spiraling whitefly (Pic. Holly Glenn, UF|IFAS Homestead TREC). Note the sucking mouthparts.   The ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aleuroctonus Vittatus (Eulophidae), Biocontrol, Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid, IPM, Landscape Pests
Ficus whitefly damage

Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, was One of the Most Destructive Landscape Pests


October 9, 2018

Before ficus whitefly, this community was surrounded by a wall of Ficus benjamina. Same hedge, about 6 years after ficus whitefly invasion. Dr. Muhammed Z. Ahmed and Collier County MG Tatiana Burhart evaluate the hedge's failure. Ficus ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ahmed, Baeoentedon Balios, Collier County Extension, Doug Caldwell, DPI, Ficus Dieback, IPM, Lady Beetles, UF/IFAS, Whitefly
Bat house

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms


February 6, 2018

  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: IPM, Jessica Ryals, Pests, Pollinators, Sustainability

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