One of the important pathogens that cause anthracnose disease on papaya is Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes. Anthracnose disease is a common disease on many tropical and subtropical fruits in Florida such as mango. The management of this disease ... READ MORE
Papaya fruit production can be destroyed by this pest, the papaya fruit fly (Toxotrypana curvicauda). Papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit has a tender skin when the fruit is young. The tenderness is perfect for the fruit fly. The female fruit ... READ MORE
Papaya fruit fly, Toxotrypana curvicauda Gerstaecker, is the major pest of papaya (Carica papaya L.) throughout the tropical and subtropical areas. The insect was reported in Florida in 1905. It first was observed in Florida Keys and Miami, ... READ MORE
Papaya is a major commercial crop throughout the tropical and subtropical world and exported widely to areas where production is not possible. However, Florida has a small commercial industry. Papaya trees in the home landscape are susceptible ... READ MORE
For every pest, there always seems to be a pest of that pest – a predator, parasite or some type of beneficial organism - that suppresses any aforementioned pest to levels we can live with. One example is the papaya hornworm. The caterpillar ... READ MORE
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is committed to discovering science-based solutions that make tangible positive impacts on the lives of people worldwide.
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By Ralph E. Mitchell
A papaya is not a true tree, but a tree-like or arborescent plant. This large herbaceous plant is relatively short-lived, but can be a great producer of high-quality fruit. I have grown them for years with successes ... READ MORE
Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County.
Summer is the perfect time for tropical fruit! Luckily, there are several varieties available fresh from Florida--one of them is guava! ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide ... READ MORE