The little, soft-bodied sucking insects are typically a problem for woody and ornamental plants, but they can also cause damage to vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, and more.
Mealybugs, which feed on the sap of tomato plants, ... READ MORE
More than a dozen viruses have been found to infect tomatoes. Viruses might be difficult to distinguish from one another. The human eye is only capable of determining that a virus is likely to be the source of a problem. Only by sending ... READ MORE
In the years since Paul DiMare came to the Sunshine State in 1964 to oversee the operations of the DiMare company’s Florida branch of businesses, he grew to be a stalwart defender of Florida agriculture and a pioneer in the tomato industry.
A ... READ MORE
Tomato growing in Florida can be a tricky endeavor. It starts out well as you watch the deep green and fragrant leaves unfurl, climbing with fuzzy fervor seeking the sun, only to walk out the next morning with your coffee to discover the chewed ... READ MORE
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN PANHANDLE AGRICULTURE E-NEWSLETTER / Northwest Extension District
Every spring and summer I perform site visits to vegetable growers to diagnose plant problems. This summer is no different, but I have found several ... READ MORE
The first “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” of 2022 will discuss growing tomatoes, live on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central.
Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive.
Zoom requires pre-registration, ... READ MORE
Tomatoes are probably the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners. Even though it is a little early to plant tomatoes in North Florida, it is not too early to learn and prepare for the 2022 gardening season.
In today’s article, ... READ MORE
QUINCY, Fla. --- Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season.
The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying ... READ MORE
Floridians love barbecuing. Have you ever tried making homemade pizza on the barbecue grill? Adding Florida fresh produce and herbs from your garden can add to the deliciousness. Watch the video below to learn how.
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Dr. Xavier Martini
Department of Entomology
UF/IFAS North Florida REC
Due to the development of insecticide resistance and difficulties in whitefly management with conventional insecticides, significant agricultural research has been aimed ... READ MORE