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Mites are not a disease

Ralph MitchellJune 1st, 2023When does a blight on a plant look like a disease, but is not?  A Mexican petunia with a disease-like condition that is actually caused by microscopic mites is the answer!  Many gardeners who have Mexican petunias experience this plague from time to time.  It looks just like a fungus but is actually caused by […]

Tiny and Mite-y

Alyssa VinsonAugust 18th, 2022Stumped is not something we often admit to being. As a new horticulture agent, I am still delighted when I get a chance to learn something. Recently, myself and others in my area, began to notice a fuzzy white growth on Ruellia simplex, a ubiquitous though invasive and not recommended landscape plant. It’s been particularly […]

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

Liz FelterFebruary 23rd, 2021Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices are implemented throughout the entire production period of the crop. Integrated is the key word: it means combining a variety of […]

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