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...
New Phone App Connects Beekeepers and Growers

New Phone App Connects Beekeepers and Growers

Source: Pollination Network Pollination Network, a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers, launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps beekeepers to find jobs with nearby growers, and it allows...
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control Using Natural Enemies

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control Using Natural Enemies

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend North Carolina State’s Tomato Field Day, at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC.  Every summer crowds flock from all over the Southeast to learn what’s new in the world of...
Friday Feature:  Flexnet Drip Irrigation System

Friday Feature: Flexnet Drip Irrigation System

This week’s featured video was produced by Netafim to introduce their FlexNet™ drip irrigation system.  Unlike traditional layflat tubing systems that must be pierced for drip-line tubing attachment, their FlextNet plastic tubing has built in connectors to...