If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The Sunshine State leads the nation in watermelon production.
But, like all farmers, those who produce watermelons seek ways to control ... READ MORE
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts ... READ MORE
Downy mildew disease on Awabuki viburnum is prevalent right now. It can be a devastating disease causing severe defoliation. The disease is triggered by cooler, moist weather, especially foggy nights and mornings. Downy Mildew causes light green ... READ MORE
Q: The hickory trees in my yard and those around the neighborhood seem to be doing poorly. Some of the tops of the leaves are turning brown and the undersides have white spots.
A: I am so glad you brought me some clippings of the tree because ... READ MORE
Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say.
Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers, said Aaron ... READ MORE
There are two fungal diseases you may encounter on ornamental shrubs in your landscape now that the weather is cooling off. These are Ravenelia rust disease on cassia and downy mildew on awabuki sweet viburnum.
Cassia, Senna surratensis, ... READ MORE