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Category: Pests & Disease

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

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

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

First detector Training: July 16th

We will cover several potential invasive pests from foreign imported plants or that could attack your crops in South Florida. Agenda Palm weevils, Bargrada bug, Slugs and snails, Sugarcane mosaic virus, Fusarium wilt of queen palm and CITEs… Read More

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

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:… Read More