The two types of grapes grown in Florida, Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) and the American bunch (Vitis labrusca L.) grapes, are susceptible to attack from the grape root borer (GRB), Vitacea polistiformis (Harris). The ... READ MORE
A new thrips pest was reported on snap beans in Miami-Dade county in 2020. Thrips are tiny insects that are about a millimeter long and are common in flowers. The name, “thrips” is both the singular and plural form of the name. The new thrips ... READ MORE
Caterpillars are a common pest of vegetable plants. They can reduce fruit quality and yield by feeding on leaves or fruit. One important caterpillar pest is the corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea). This caterpillar develops into a relatively harmless ... READ MORE
Do you want the opportunity to learn from professionals and hear from key UF researchers, all from the comfort of your home? Here are five grand events from FDACS, FNGLA, and other CEUs. Check out any of the classes that interest you and fit ... READ MORE
As you could guess from the name, the squash bug, Anasa tristis, is a pest of squash and all other relatives of squash. The squash bug is common in the United States, especially in areas where these crops are grown. In Florida, several generations ... READ MORE
What is Ralstonia solanacerum?
It is a bacterial pathogen that can cause injury to different plants, including tomato, potato, vegetables, and some ornamentals.
Occurrence: This pathogen is grouped into five different races and biovars because ... READ MORE
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. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
Sugarcane thrips (Fulmekiola serrata) is an important pest of Sugarcane and is native to East Asia but has been introduced to South Africa, Madagascar and the West Indies. This pest was discovered in Glades and Hendry counties in Florida in ... READ MORE
The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods. Infestation of Maruca ... READ MORE
The olive psyllid (Euphyllura olivine) is in the order Hemiptera and family Psyllidae. This pest is native to Europe and the Middle East and has become established in California. However, the olive psyllid has not yet been introduced into Florida. ... READ MORE