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What’s on My Mango Tree?

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June 23, 2022

The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County. Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Integrated Pest Management, Jessica Ryals, Mango, Pests, Scale, Tropical Fruit

Scale Insect on Mango Tree

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October 19, 2020

Scales are small, stationary, shell-like insects on leaf, stems or fruit surfaces. They are flat or pear-shaped, white or grey. There are several kinds of scales that can be found on the upper or under surface of leaves. The female scale lays ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Mango, Scale
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Overwintering Pests: Lady bugs, Stink bugs, Mealy bugs and alike!

February 12, 2018

We have seen a little winter for the first time in several years, but don’t fret spring is almost here! As the weather warms up, pests that were basically hibernating in the egg or pupal stage will emerge as adults from their overwintering ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Eggs, Garden, Insecticidal, Lady Bugs, Landscape, Larvae, Mealybugs, Overwintering, Pests, Scale, Stink Bugs
Salvia leucantha

Q: After this last freeze I noticed my salvia was covered in white insects – you called them scale. Do think the freeze killed all the insects? Should I leave the plants alone or remove them now?

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June 16, 2017

A: In some instances it is better to remove insect and disease infested plants rather than chemically treat them. Although the salvia will probably return in the spring it is too easy for the insects to get started on one plant and move on the ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Freeze, Salvia, Scale

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