Extension Miami-Dade County

Do You Want Your Fruit Trees to Produce? Here’s How!

July 27, 2018

When it comes to your landscape, growing fruit trees is different from most of the other plants in your yard because you have a concrete goal—to produce fruit. In order to reach this goal, you need your trees to be in the best shape possible. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Fruit, South Florida, Tropical, Water

PADI International Women’s Dive Day

July 26, 2018

Last Saturday, July 21, marked the Professional Association of Dive Instructors’ (PADI) fourth International Women’s Dive Day. This event commenced in 2015, to further PADI’s goals of promoting, recognizing and celebrating female participation ... READ MORE


2018 Lobster Mini-Season is Here!

July 24, 2018

Southeast Florida is just one day away from the highly anticipated annual event, lobster mini-season. Mini-season takes place during the final Wednesday and Thursday of every July, one week before the start of the regular season. What’s significant ... READ MORE


What Is a Mooring Buoy and Why Is It Your Friend?

June 29, 2018

Here in Florida, we are fortunate to have conditions that allow for boating activity year round. Throughout the state, in other parts of the US and even around the world, boaters pass white buoys floating on the surface of the water. During ... READ MORE


OFF 2018 Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County

June 6, 2018

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) Update (as of 06/06/18): The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of three Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Bactrocera, Eradication, Florida, Invasive, Map, Miami-Dade County, Mosca Oriental De La Fruta, OFF, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pest

PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

June 5, 2018

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd. There is an eradication program in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultura, Agriculture, Bactrocera, Florida, Frutas, Invasive, Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade County, Mosca Oriental De La Fruta, Nursery, OFF, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pest, Plaga, Tropical

2018 Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop

June 4, 2018

On February 6th of this year, Florida Sea Grant and representatives from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties gathered together to plan and co-host the Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop. Spearheaded by Florida Sea Grant, ... READ MORE


New insect pest in Miami-Dade County

May 24, 2018

What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it be found? The distribution of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bug, CAPS, DPI, FDACS, Fiorina, Florida, Insect, Insecto, Invasive, Miami-Dade, Pest, Peste, Plaga, Scale, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

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