New PEST ALERT: Whitefly Biotype Q

UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade

The University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension Miami-Dade County will host the upcoming program: Whitefly: Biotype Q.


State specialist Dr. Lance Osborne will cover biology, identification, current distribution and management guidelines for growers in South Florida.


The biotype Q has been detected in a number of landscapes in Palm Beach County. This is the VERY FIRST TIME it has been found in a landscape or outside a greenhouse or nursery since it was found on an ornamental plant in a greenhouse many years ago. This is extremely troubling considering the issues we have with many of the tools we use to manage whiteflies.


Please join us for this new pest alert threatening our green industry.

New PEST ALERT: Whitefly Biotype Q

Friday, July 29th, 9am-12pm

18710 SW 288th St, Homestead, FL, United States

UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade

Agenda:

8:50 AM Check-in/Registration
9:00 AM Introduction: Identification, distribution in Florida
10:10 AM Break

10:20 AM: Whiteflies as vectors of other diseases
10:40 AM: Sampling
11:00 AM Management/Discussion