Tag Archive: Disease Management

Citrus Greening (HLB) A Troublesome Bacterial Pathogen

If we look at the big picture when it comes to invasive species, some of the smallest organisms on the planet should pop right into focus. A microscopic bacterium named Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the cause of Citrus Greening (HLB), has devastated the citrus industry worldwide. This tiny creature lives and multiplies within the phloem tissue …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/02/citrus-greening-hlb-a-troublesome-bacterial-pathogen/

Plan Carefully with Indian Hawthorn

One of the most commonly used shrubs in landscapes is the Indian hawthorn, Rhapheolepsis indica. Although not native to Florida, it can be a very attractive shrub when used properly in landscapes. Plants offer spring flowers in pinks and whites followed by berries that are a food source for birds.   Indian hawthorn plants in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/04/07/plan-carefully-with-indian-hawthorn/

Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies

  Growing spring vegetables in northwest Florida can be challenging!  Sometimes failures seem more numerous than successes.  Extreme cold events in the winter and blistering hot summer days make it tough on vegetables.  One suggestion is to get the garden started earlier than usual! The climate in northwest Florida challenges the gardener due to very high insect pest pressure …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/01/27/get-an-early-start-on-spring-veggies/