Tag: Edward “Gilly” Evans

Fruit fly outbreak cost growers $4.1 million; could have been much worse

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists estimate the Oriental fruit fly outbreak last year caused at least $4.1 million in direct crop damages in Miami-Dade County,… Read More

Laurel wilt disease likely to increase Florida avocado prices

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers in Florida’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry could see a rise in the price of avocados in the short term due to a reduction in domestic production, because of the deadly… Read More

New Disease May Cost Florida’s Avocado Industry Millions, UF Experts Warn

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Jonathan Crane – jhcr@ufl.edu, (786) 255-5878 Edward “Gilly” Evans – eaevans@ufl.edu, (305) 246-7001 x272 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s avocado industry, the nation’s second-largest, could lose millions of dollars if… Read More