Watch for Citrus Rust Mite

Watch for Citrus Rust Mite

In recent years, not a summer has gone by in which I did not see citrus rust mite (CRM) damage in a citrus grove. I thought this year would be the first. Unfortunately, last week I saw my first rust mite damage of the year. Unlike the myriad of pests that have been...
Clearwing Moth – Insect Pest of Peaches and Olives

Clearwing Moth – Insect Pest of Peaches and Olives

There are many species of clearwing moths that affect various fruit and ornamental trees.  The most common species in the southeast is the peachtree borer.  However, another species of clearwing moth causes damage to olive trees.  The larval stage of these species...
Friday Feature: Satsuma Mandarin Harvest

Friday Feature: Satsuma Mandarin Harvest

This week’s featured video was produced by Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Commercial Horticulture Agent in Santa Rosa County, to highlight the satsuma mandarin harvest in North Florida.  The video showcases the skill and care needed to harvest satsumas without injuring their...
Cultivar Diversity Can Extend Muscadine Harvest Season

Cultivar Diversity Can Extend Muscadine Harvest Season

Although muscadine harvest can begin as early as July and as late as September, peak time is just beginning for the bulk of the muscadines grown in the Florida Panhandle.  Generally, muscadines do not store well or last long after harvest, so growers need the ability...