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Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

Over the last month or so, home gardeners and commercial growers alike have noticed what look to be large dust particles floating through the air. It’s probably not uncommon to have inhaled a few or even a few hundred of these mysterious particles. Most likely, these “particles” aren’t dust at all but whiteflies instead. Whiteflies are small (less than a tenth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/02/whiteflies-invade-the-panhandle/

Kudzu Bugs Invade Southeast

  A new exotic pest, commonly called the Kudzu Bug, was found in Georgia during autumn 2009. The population has increased and spread since its discovery. As of July 2012, it has been confirmed in eight southeastern states, including Florida. The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is also identified as the bean plastid, lablab bug, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/28/kudzu-bugs-invade-southeast/