Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success.
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners ... READ MORE
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A sample of thrips collected in a Central Florida greenhouse on Hoya and Anthurium have been identified as Thrips parvispinus (Karny) by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Plant Industry ... READ MORE
In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC). It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
A landscape without a hibiscus is like a day without a sunrise! These beautiful, well-developed flowering shrubs are readily available and in great demand across the gardening spectrum. Hibiscus have their share of ... READ MORE
As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I am anticipating during the beginning ... READ MORE
A: Thanks for bringing in clippings from your plant. I was not sure about this so I sent photo samples off to the University of Florida Pathology Department in Gainesville. I was not able to discern the problem initially as I could not locate ... READ MORE
A: After talking to you about bringing a sample in a sealed plastic bag to the office, I was able to determine they were most likely weeping fig thrips, Gynaikohrps uzeli. Since the plants at your nursery were originally brought in from South ... READ MORE
Peppers and tomatoes are in the same plant family – solanaceae or more commonly known as the nightshade family – and can be susceptible to some of the same diseases. This is true of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). The solanaceae family ... READ MORE
Danielle Sprague and Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, IFAS
Tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, are seedling pests of peanut, soybean, and cotton throughout the southern USA. The adults and larvae feed on the developing ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce an updated article on Featured Creatures!
Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Leaf-gall thrips in the genus Gynaikothrips are originating in southeast Asia infest Ficus. This is not a recent introduction. ... READ MORE