Posts Tagged: commercial landscaping

New whitefly has been found South Florida

BEMISIA (Whitefly) Biotype-Q or BIOTYPE-B? This could be either one. They look identical. Unfortunately, we have a developing whitefly issue in Florida. We are having major issues managing 2 biotypes in a number of areas in South Florida. Both biotypes are referred to as Bemisia tabaci. The Q biotype has been detected in a number… Read more »

May tips for South Florida landscapes

Calibrating Your Irrigation System Photo by Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS Calibrating your sprinkler system means figuring out how long you need to run your sprinkler system to apply the correct amount of water. In most Florida soils, the correct amount is 1/2 to 3/4 inches of water. This rate varies depending on your location in the… Read more »

Zika Mosquito Update

Zika Mosquito Update Zika has been getting a lot of attention in the media recently, as outbreaks of this mosquito-transmitted virus become evermore present in Central and South America. While much is still unknown about the Zika virus, one thing is for sure—limiting mosquito habitats and preventing mosquito bites are important precautions in mosquito-prone climates… Read more »