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Updates on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

February 5, 2020

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål) feeds on a wide variety of crops such as apples, peaches, tomatoes, grapes, and green beans. On the host, the damage caused by BMSB to leaves starts as small areas on the leaves ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Biological Control, Bmsb, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug In Florida, FDACS-DPI, High Risk Pest, Invasive Species, University Of Florida, Updates On The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

New on Featured Creatures! The coconut rhinoceros beetle

September 2, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Oryctes rhinoceros (L.), the coconut rhinoceros beetle, is a pest species occurring throughout many tropical regions of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beetles, FDACS-DPI, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, Pest Movement

Florida Olive Pests

September 30, 2014

Two links of interest for olive producers and Extension faculty are provided in this post. New on the UF/IFAS EDIS: Pests and Fungal Organisms Identified on Olives (Olea europaea) in Florida. and Fresh from Florida Plant Industry Blog: ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS-DPI, Fruit Flies, Olive, Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

Taxonomic Training Video Feedback Wanted

September 23, 2014

The Advanced Taxonomic Training video series available on the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) First Detector site now includes diagnostician-level training for the identification of scales, mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids, stink bugs, ... READ MORE

Tags: FDACS-DPI, NPDN, Training

Giant African Land Snails-A Potential Unwanted Invader

July 15, 2014

The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) continues to make news around the US. In an online article, the Independent describes the confiscation of almost 70 unwanted GALS at the Los Angeles International Airport in California: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slow-food-67-giant-african-land-snails-intended-for-human-consumption-seized-at-la-airport-9606495.html The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Eradication, Exotic Species, FDACS-DPI, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Quarantine

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

October 30, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, was originally called ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: FDACS-DPI, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Ornamentals, Pest Alert, Whiteflies

New FDACS-DPI website!

September 8, 2013

The Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) has a new web address! Find links to the Bureaus, Sections, and latest FDACS-DPI news at- http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: FDACS-DPI, Pest Alert

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