Citrus Health Forum – April 18

Citrus Health Forum – April 18

Citrus growers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Georgia and Alabama are invited to attend the 2019 Citrus Health Forum. The workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (155 Research Road, Quincy,...
Using Kaolin to Manage Whiteflies: A Novel Approach

Using Kaolin to Manage Whiteflies: A Novel Approach

Nicholas Johnston, Mathews Paret, and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS NFREC Quincy Since its introduction to Florida in 1986, the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, biotype B (Fig 1) has remained one of the most problematic and difficult pests to manage in vegetables. This...
Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops

Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops

Proper plant nutrition is key to a successful vegetable crop.  Too little fertilizer reduces yields.  Too much fertilizer, though not always harmful to the crop, can be economically detrimental to the farm and can negatively impact the environment.  Also, over...
Using Man’s Best Friend to Detect Citrus Greening

Using Man’s Best Friend to Detect Citrus Greening

For decades, humans have relied on dogs to detect explosives, illegal drugs, lost people and wildlife. More recently, they have been used to detect pests such as termites, bedbugs and agricultural insect pests. Now, we can add agricultural diseases to the list....