Drones + Dogs = Healthy Avocados?

We have previously addressed the grave threat to the avocado industry in Florida. Laurel Wilt Disease is being spread by an insect vector, and a cure has eluded plant scientists. But recently a ray of hope has surfaced, and CBS … Continue reading

Outlook Continues to Worsen for Florida Citrus

On November 14, 2014, Richard Lyons’ Nursery posted an article on its website entitled, “Why This Nursery Doesn’t Recommend Citrus or Avocado Trees.” It reported that citrus greening disease was primarily responsible last year for the state’s poor orange production, 104 … Continue reading

Why This Nursery Doesn’t Recommend Citrus or Avocado Trees

Recently Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, distributed a story that had been reported on a Tampa-area television station. It quoted some fairly astonishing statistics regarding citrus production in Florida: The most recent growing season yielded 104 million boxes of … Continue reading

Diseases of Citrus and Avocado Trees

As just about everyone knows, southern Florida’s climate permits homeowners to grow a vast and impressive array of fruit trees.  But the lower end of the peninsula is also a sitting duck for the introduction of diseases and detrimental insects.  Lamentably, … Continue reading

Dangerous African Snail Invading Miami, Florida: Update.

The Dept of Agriculture just shared this item with local growers and we thought you should be aware of it too: Since their initial discovery in September 2011 by the Florida Department of Agriculture, state officials have now captured a … Continue reading