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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

Kaolin and Limonene as Repellents for Whitefly Management In Vegetables


November 22, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Commercial Vegetable Production, Craig Frey, Entomology, Extension, Insecticides, Kaolin, Limonene, Pest Management, Pesticides, Tomato, UF-IFAS, Vegetable Production, Vegetable Research Highlights, Whitefly, Xavier Martini
fresh garden vegetables

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – Silverleaf Whitefly


February 23, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Edible Gardening QOTW, EdibleGardeningSeries, Garden, Landscape, Pgm_Ag, Pgm_Chemicals, Whitefly
Ficus whitefly damage

Ficus Whitefly, Singhiella simplex, was One of the Most Destructive Landscape Pests


October 9, 2018

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Ahmed, Baeoentedon Balios, Collier County Extension, Doug Caldwell, DPI, Ficus Dieback, IPM, Lady Beetles, UF-IFAS, Whitefly

Can my plants catch the flu? Plant viruses and transmission to hosts


December 29, 2017

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

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphid, Flu, Low-toxicity Pesticide, Plant Disease, Thrip, Vaccine, Vector, Virus, Whitefly

#UFBugs – UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly in Miami-Dade


May 19, 2015

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #ufbugs, Avispa, Clases, Control Biologico, Educación, Education, Florida, Good Bugs, Homestead, Miami-Dade, Mosca Blanca, Predador, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension, UF/IFAS. UF-IFAS Extension, Wasp. Biological Agent, Whitefly

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds


June 29, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lance Osborne, Papaya, Wasp, Whitefly, Yingfang Xiao

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