This month’s UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Newsletter noted that a statewide videoconferencing pest update on emerging and exotic pest issues aired on 19 September. If you missed the videoconference and are interested, you can view the 2-hour training online. The presentations begin at around the 5-minute mark of the video footage.
Training topics covered included:
- giant African land snail
- mealybugs, scales, whiteflies, and the passionvine mealybug
- daylily leafminer
- red palm weevil and the South American palm weevil
- bean plataspid and the brown marmorated stinkbug
- laurel wilt
- European pepper moth
The Florida Statewide Pest Update program is a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences Extension; and the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network.