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When and How to Protect Ornamental Plants in Miami-Dade County During Winter

Qingchun LiuOctober 13th, 2023Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and Jianjun Chen Miami-Dade County is the top producer of ornamental crops in Florida, with a total value of around 700 million in 2017. Most ornamental crops are subtropical and tropical in origin and sensitive to temperatures below 50 °F (10 °C), particularly to temperatures near freezing points during winter months. […]

UF/IFAS Researchers Honored for Avocado Integrated Pest Management

Brad BuckJuly 30th, 2019By Robin Koestoyo and Carolina Revilla-Vendrame University of Florida officials recognized a team of research scientists with a High Impact Research Publication award for an article published in the May 2018 edition of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, an international scholarly science journal. The publication, “Identification of the Achilles heels of the laurel wilt pathogen and […]

Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication

Samantha MurrayFebruary 29th, 2016With the recent good news of the oriental fruit fly eradication in Miami-Dade County,1 now is a good time to reflect on why this pest is such a threat to agriculture and the successful efforts to keep it out of Florida. Though the name “fruit fly” may make you think of those tiny flies often […]

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