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
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
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
A: Hibiscus mutabilis, Confederate Rose is an old-fashioned perennial or shrub hibiscus. Flowers are double and are 4 to 6 inches in diameter; they open white or pink, and change to deep red by evening. Bloom season usually lasts from summer ... READ MORE
Whiteflies feed exclusively on leaves, nearly always occurring on the undersurface. They suck juices from the plants and also excrete large quantities of honeydew in which sooty mold grows. Leaves will be sticky if there are many whiteflies ... READ MORE
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
A county faculty whitefly training announcement was sent out to UF-IFAS pest alert on March 1st. Within the announcement, I mistakenly attached the speaker biography information instead of the agenda. Subsequent to the announcement, I have ... READ MORE
Are you interested in the latest whitefly information in Florida?
Whiteflies are expanding as a critical pest ornamental pest in many parts of Florida.
A Polycom video-conferenced in-service training for University of Florida county ... READ MORE