Avocado Scourge Continues Its Spread Through Florida

Last week in this space, Richard Lyons’ Nursery reported more discouraging news concerning citrus greening disease. This week we have received equally ominous information about the disease affecting avocados. The University of Florida has disclosed that the insect responsible for … Continue reading

New Concerns Voiced About Florida Citrus Industry

Richard Lyons’ Nursery has been reporting in this space for quite some time that the citrus industry in Florida is under assault. The primary threat is citrus greening, a disease for which a dependable cure has not yet been developed. … Continue reading

Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine May Soon End

Growers in Miami-Dade County are beginning to show some optimism concerning the outbreak of Oriental fruit fly. That’s because the quarantine is within weeks of being lifted. The Oriental fruit fly is one of the most aggressive fruit flies known … Continue reading

Winter Rains Taking a Toll on Plants in Our Region

A month ago in this space, we reported our expectation that plants being grown in southern Florida would be prone to disease problems if the unusual pattern of significant winter rainfall were to continue. Well, the pattern has continued, and … Continue reading