Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19.
An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE
With the recent good news of the oriental fruit fly eradication in Miami-Dade County,1 now is a good time to reflect on why this pest is such a threat to agriculture and the successful efforts to keep it out of Florida.
Though the name “fruit ... READ MORE
1. Agriculture Industry Town Hall at UF/IFAS Extension for Oriental Fruit Fly Program with Commissioner of Agriculture
Commissioner Putnam understands how crucial the eradication efforts are to those in the agriculture industry. He invites ... READ MORE
Commissioner Adam Putnam Declares State of Agricultural Emergency for Oriental Fruit Fly Infestation
Sep 15, 2015
MIAMI, Fla.—Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today declared a state of agricultural emergency ... READ MORE
There is a new Oriental Fruit Fly Detection in Miami-Dade County confirmed on August of 2015 by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Education on prevention, monitoring and eradication once is detected is the key to keep ... READ MORE