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

IFAS Publication Raises Concerns About Effects of El Niño

The UF-IFAS/Miami-Dade County Extension Office – IFAS for short – publishes a very interesting and informative quarterly newsletter, Miami Green Bytes. Among subjects addressed in the Winter 2015 issue is the influence of El Niño, which so far is more … Continue reading