Category: Horticulture

Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine expanded in Miami-Dade as 09/28/15

Dear growers and public, please find the information of findings by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Fly Count  Daily Finds: ­­­1 Total count to date: 161 Date of first find: Aug. 26, 2015 Date of… Read More

SUSTA opportunity to promote your plant industry in Germany plant trade show

If you are interested in promoting your plant products to the international market, now there is an opportunity thanks to Southern U.S. Association’s (SUSTA) to be present at the IPM Essen Plant Trade Show in Germany on January… Read More

Do you remember the Giant African Land Snail in Miami?

Below is an article published by the Southeast Farm Press Have you seen this snail in Florida? More than 159,000 giant African land snails have been eliminated in Florida since the giant invasive mollusk was found in Florida… Read More

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) in Miami-Dade County!

There is a new Oriental Fruit Fly Detection in Miami-Dade County confirmed on August of 2015 by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Education on prevention, monitoring and eradication once is detected is the key to… Read More

2015-16 Cleansweep: To dispose canceled, suspended, unusable pesticides

The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP). WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  This… Read More

Downy mildew confirmed on South FL purple velvet plants

Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say. Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers,… Read More

New UF/IFAS Online Course: Nutrient Management for Container Crops

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT for Container-Grown Crops: Level 1 New online UF/ IFAS Extension course teaching you about the following topics: Overview & common nutrient problems Supplying essential nutrients Fertilizer types Interpreting a fertilizer label Managing total nutrient level Acidity… Read More