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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is… Read More

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season! An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Damaging Lychee Erinose Mite found in Miami-Dade County

The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii, was found in a backyard lychee tree in the northern portion of Miami-Dade County, FL in February 2020. LEM was previously found in Lee County on Pine Island… Read More

Common questions about the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus)

Lately have you been noticing something strange in your coconut palms, gumbo-limbo and other plants? It could be related to the reappearance of the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus) (RSW).   If you remember correctly, it… Read More