As we round into June, the pest season heats up. Insects, being cold blooded, respond to the warming temperatures by growing rapidly through their life cycles.
Whiteflies are a good example of this. These small pests take about 24 days ... 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
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
By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens
Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the sunshine state can quickly become a full-time ... READ MORE
Before ficus whitefly, this community was surrounded by a wall of Ficus benjamina.
Same hedge, about 6 years after ficus whitefly invasion. Dr. Muhammed Z. Ahmed and Collier County MG Tatiana Burhart evaluate the hedge's failure.
Ficus ... READ MORE
It's flu season! Hopefully, you have gotten the flu vaccine for you and your family this year. If not, there's still time. While you may or may not catch the flu this year, some folks wonder if it's possible for them to transmit viruses to plants ... READ MORE
It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents: Rugose spiraling whitefly.
GAINESVILLE, ... READ MORE
We had an amazing program on August 7, thanks to the participation of over 70 Miami-Dade growers, pest control supervisors, Extension specialists and chemical industry representatives together at UF-Extension Auditorium in Homestead, Miami area.
UF ... READ MORE
I guess they never asked Superman to get rid of whitefly pests! Otherwise it would have been a painful defeat for the super hero against thousands of little warriors (each adult is approx. 2 mm long)
Whiteflies love South Florida and I am ... READ MORE