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Rose Rosette Disease Workshop and In-service Training

The recent discovery of rose rosette disease (RRD) in Florida threatens the State’s $20 million rose nursery industry as well as retail sales and landscape use. RRD is caused by rose rosette virus that is… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrilla leafcutter moth. By Baniszewski, Weeks, and Cuda.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen is an adventive Asian moth with an aquatic larval stage. The moth… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Erythrina leafminer. By Sourakov.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The erythrina leafminer is a member of the genus Leucoptera, which are leaf borers that… Read More

Rose Rosette Virus (RRV)- Confirmed in Florida!

Rose rosette (witches’ broom) symptoms were first observed in 1940 in Canada on wild roses. Subsequently symptomatic plants were discovered in California in 1941 and many other states in the U.S. In 2011, the disease… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Eastern bloodsucking conenose. By Conn and Capinera.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The eastern bloodsucking conenose, Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte), belongs to the subfamily Triatominae, known as the… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Lone star tick. By Holderman and Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Lone… Read More

Collier County Extension Tropical Fruit Class & Tree Sale July 20 and CEU class July 13

Collier County is announcing a CEU class (July 13th) and Tropical Fruit Workshop and Tree Sale (July 20th). Thanks for Dr. Doug Caldwell, Collier County Cooperative Extension for submitting this information to UF-IFAS Pest Alert. … Read More