Category: Agriculture

Do you know what a Whitefly Biotype Q is?

It is a significant pest that could damage agriculture, has spread from Palm Beach to seven (7)other Florida counties, according to a University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) entomologist: Dr. OSborne. Crops that could… Read More

Protecting Workers and Zika Virus

Tips from UF/IFAS Extension mosquito experts and OSHA/NIOSH to protect outside workers to Zika virus exposure. The two mosquito species implicated in Zika outbreaks in other countries are established in Florida. They are the yellow fever mosquito,Aedes aegypti and… Read More

Q-biotype whitefly is in Palm Beach County

Q-Biotype Whitefly threat: Cindy McKenzie, Ph.D., Entomologist, USDA, ARS, and Lance S. Osborne, Ph.D., University of Florida, IFAS report that unfortunately, we have a developing whitefly issue in Florida. We are having major issues managing 2 biotypes in… Read More

PEST ALERT: A New Whitefly in Florida

A new whitefly was identified from a heavily infested Ixora hedge a in residential area of St. Petersburg, FL. The scientific name is: Asiothrixus antidesmae (previously Aleurothrixus antidesmae). Is an Asian species known in the New World only from… Read More

2016 Native Plant Show is coming #Nativeplantshow

This is a wholesale trade show featuring native landscape plants and select green products for the landscape industry. Growers from throughout Florida and the Southeastern U.S. are invited to exhibit native plants. Attendees include landscape architects, designers, installers,… Read More

Miami-Dade Ag is one Primary Natural Disaster Area for USDA loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 3, 2016, through Jan. 29, 2016…. Read More

Free Organic Seed Growers Conference 2016 Live Broadcast Feb 5-6

eOrganic is excited to be working with the Organic Seed Alliance to bring you a live webinar broadcast of selected presentations from the Organic Seed Grower’s Conference on February 5th and 6th, 2016! This is our third time… Read More