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Study: White clay spray mix repels major crop pest

January 25, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology, Josh Freeman, Kaolin, Mathews Paret, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pest Control, Plant Pathology, Tomato, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Whiteflies, Whitefly, Xavier Martini

Insecticidal soap in the garden – use the right material

August 20, 2019

By Ralph E. Mitchell Insecticidal soap is perhaps the most-used pesticide in my landscape. Its use as a topical spot treatment for many soft-bodied pest insects and spider mites is unequalled. Insecticidal soap is still an insecticide and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Insecticidal Soap, Integrated Pest Management, Mealybugs, Pest Insects, Pesticide, Spider Mite, Whiteflies

Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?

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January 22, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County? The short answer is both “yes” and “no”. While this magnificent symbol of the tropics makes a wonderful landscape feature in some places, it is marginal at best ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Bud Rots, Category II Invasive Plant, Coconut Palm, Cocos Nucifera, Lethal Yellowing, Scale Insects, Whiteflies

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

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October 30, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, was originally called ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: FDACS-DPI, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Ornamentals, Pest Alert, Whiteflies

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